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March 26, 2024

Can I renew a lethal violence protective order?

The petitioner who filed for the original order may request to renew a lethal violence protective order within the three months before the order expires.1 The judge will give notice to the respondent and hold a hearing.2 The judge will grant the renewal if the petitioner shows that the respondent continues to pose a danger of causing physical injury to him/herself or others by owning, buying, having, or having access to a firearm.3 A renewed lethal violence protective order lasts for up to one year.4

110 Del. Code § 7705(b)
210 Del. Code § 7705(b)(1)
310 Del. Code § 7705(b)(2)
410 Del. Code § 7705(b)(4)