The Difference Between a Restraining Order and a Civil Protection Order

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The Difference Between a Restraining Order and a Civil Protection Order

September 2, 2014

Both a restraining order and a civil protection order (CPO) can provide protection to victims of domestic abuse. In Ohio, however, these orders are very different legal tools.  As such, a victim of domestic violence may seek and obtain both a restraining order and a criminal or civil protection order. Obtaining one type of order does not prevent another court from issuing the other type of order.

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