Know the Laws: Minnesota
UPDATED August 15, 2016
An order for protection is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In Minnesota, there are civil orders for protection and civil harassment restraining orders, which are explained below.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection from harm by a family or household member.
A harassment restraining order is an order issued against a harasser, regardless of your relationship to him/her.
Your order for protection can be enforceable wherever you move.
If you are planning to move to Minnesota or are going to be in Minnesota for any reason, your protection or restraining order may be enforced.