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Pursuant to MCL 600.2950 and 2950a Personal protection orders are issued in domestic violence and stalking/harassment cases usually to keep the alleged stalker/agressor away from the petitioner.
- Entering onto premises
- Assaulting, beating, or wounding the petitioner
- Taking children from the home of the petitioner when the petitioner has legal custody (in domestic cases)
- Purchasing or possessing a firearm
- Interfering with the petitioner at work
- Having access to records which include the petitioners address or phone number
- Any other specific condition that may cause apprehension of violence or infringeon personal liberty.
A person who is arrested for a violation of a personal protection order will be charged with contempt of court and brought before a judge within 24 hours whenever possible. The person will be advised of the contempt charge and another court date may be set within 72 hours. If the only charge you are facing is contempt, you will likely be released on bond pending the show cause hearing. Your victim will be alerted that you are being released at this time.
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