Know the Laws: Ohio
UPDATED September 15, 2016
A restraining order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. Information about domestic violence protection orders and stalking or sexually oriented offense protection orders are below.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection from harm or the threat of harm by a family or household member.
A civil order designed to protect you from someone from harming, attempting to harm, threatening, following, stalking, harassing, contacting, or forcing sexual relations upon you.
Your protection order may be enforceable wherever you move.
If you are planning to move to Ohio or are going to be in Ohio for any reason, your protection or restraining order can be enforced.
WomensLaw.org appreciates the help of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network in reviewing this section.