Legal Information: Idaho

Restraining Orders

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September 2, 2022

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

Even if you don’t qualify for an order, the abuser may be committing a crime. To read the definitions of some crimes in Idaho, you can go to our ID Crimes page. If charges are pressed against the perpetrator, a judge may be able to order him/her to stay away from you through a criminal court protection order.

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 emotionally abused or abused in some other way that isn’t 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 ID Places that Help page.

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