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Legal Information: Idaho

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
October 30, 2020

Can I get my protection order from Idaho enforced in another state?

Yes. If you have a valid Idaho protection order that meets federal standards, it can be enforced in another state. (See the question below to find out if your protection order qualifies.) The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which is a federal law, states that all valid protection orders granted in the United States receive “full faith and credit” in all state and tribal courts within the US, including US territories. In other words, each state must enforce out-of-state protection orders in the same way it enforces its own orders. If an abuser violates your out-of-state protection order, s/he will be punished according to the laws of whatever state you are in when the order is violated. See the question below to find out if your protection order qualifies.