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Legal Information: Arkansas
Updated: February 12, 2020
Where do I file for a No Contact Order?
An order for a defendant (the person charged with a crime) to have no contact with you and your family may be issued by Circuit and Municipal courts in association with criminal charges, as either a condition of the abuser’s pretrial release/bond or as a condition of probation.
No Contact Orders are usually requested during a regularly scheduled proceeding (for example, the criminal hearing or trial); which means, no separate hearing is required. There are no forms for you to fill out and you do not have to be at the trial to get the order. Additionally, because the defendant is present at the proceeding in which the No Contact Order is requested, the abuser/defendant can be served in open court and place his actual signature on the No Contact Order form. Meaning, the No Contact Order will be in effect immediately.
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