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Legal Information: Idaho

Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
November 7, 2023

What can I do if I don't qualify for a protection order?

Even if you don’t qualify for a protection order, the abuser may be committing a crime. To read the definitions of some crimes in Idaho, go to our Idaho Crimes page. If criminal charges are pressed, the criminal court judge may give you a no contact order that tells the abuser to stay away from you and have no contact with you.

In addition, you may qualify for a protection order against malicious harassment, stalking, and telephone harassment if you are the victim of stalking or harassment.

If you’re being abused emotionally or in some other way that is not covered by a protection order, you may want to contact a domestic violence organization in your area. They can help you figure out your options and offer you support. To find help in your state, please click on the Idaho Places that Help page.