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Legal Information: Maine

Maine Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
January 30, 2019

Restraining Orders

In Maine, there are various types of orders:

  • Protection from abuse orders can protect domestic violence victims, as well as stalking victims, and sexual assault victims, and victims of other sex-related crimes committed by anyone, regardless of the relationship.
  • There are also additional protections for elderly, dependent, or incapacitated adults – they can get protection from abuse orders against extended family members or unpaid caregivers and the definition of “abuse” is expanded to include more acts.
  • Lastly, there are protection from harassment orders for harassment committed against a victim by anyone, regardless of the relationship.