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March 27, 2024

What protections can I get in a non-domestic sexual assault personal protection order?

In an ex parte or final non-domestic sexual assault personal protection order, the judge can order the respondent not to:

  • go onto a specific piece of property or into a specific place;
  • threaten to sexually assault, kill, or physically harm you or someone else;
  • attend school in the same building as you – but this only applies if you are a minor who has been the victim of sexual assault and you and the abuser are both enrolled in a public or private school from kindergarten to 12th grade;
  • buy or have a firearm;
  • interfere with your efforts to remove your children or personal property from a home or place that is solely owned or leased by the respondent;
  • show up at your home or workplace;
  • interfere with you at your workplace or school or do anything that harms your employment or educational relationships/environment;
  • follow you or come within your sight;
  • approach you or confront you in a public place or on private property;
  • go onto, remain on, place an object on, or deliver an object to, property owned, leased, or occupied by you;
  • contact you by telephone, text message, mail, or email;
  • post any messages through the Internet, a computer, or any electronic medium that violates the law against posting messages through an electronic medium without consent; and
  • do any other specific act or behave in a way that interferes with your personal liberty or that causes you to be in reasonable fear of violence or sexual assault.1

1 MCLA § 600.2950a(2),(3)