Know the Laws: Hawaii
UPDATED October 5, 2016
Below you will find information about orders of protection due to domestic violence, which are issued in family court, and injunctions against harassment, which are issued in district court.
The Hawaii State Judiciary provides further information on this process in the Self Help: Protective Orders section of their website.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection from a family or household member.
A civil order issued to protect someone from harassment committed by a non-family member or a non-household member.
Your Hawaii order for protection can be enforceable in another state.
If you are planning to move to Hawaii or are going to be in Hawaii for any reason, your protection order can be enforced.
We would like to thank the Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence for their help with an initial version of this section.