Who is eligible for a non-domestic sexual assault personal protection order?
A non-domestic sexual assault personal protection order (PPO) can be issued against someone who is not a family or household member who has committed sexual assault against you or threatened sexual assault against you. In addition, a minor may be eligible to apply against someone who gave him/her obscene material. (Note: If you have one of the domestic relationships described here, you would file for a domestic relationship PPO instead.)
You may be eligible to file for a nondomestic sexual assault personal protection order if the respondent has done one of the following:
- previously been convicted of a sexual assault against you;1
- has not been convicted of sexual assault but has subjected you to, threatened you with, or placed you in reasonable fear of sexual assault;2
- previously been convicted of giving you (if you are a minor) obscene material;1 or
- given you (and you are a minor) obscene material but has not been convicted of this crime.2 (Note: Obscene material is defined as written material containing obscene language, or obscene prints, pictures, figures or descriptions tending to corrupt a child’s morals. You can read the full definition on our MI Statutes page).
1 MCL § 600.2950(2)(a)
2 MCL § 600.2950(2)(b)