What protections can I get in a risk protection order?
A risk protection order (both an ex parte and a final order) will prohibit the respondent from:
- having a firearm or ammunition in his/her custody or control,
- receiving, or
- attempting to purchase or receive a firearm or ammunition.
A risk protection order will also order that the respondent give up any license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm.1
A risk protection order must also have the following:
- an explanation of why the order was issued;
- the date the order was issued;
- the date the order ends;
- whether the respondent must complete a mental health evaluation or chemical dependency evaluation;
- the address of the court where any court paperwork should be filed; and
- a statement that includes a warning to the respondent to turn firearms and ammunition in to law enforcement.2
1 Fla Stat. § 790.401(7)(a)
2 Fla Stat. § 790.401(3)(g)