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October 19, 2022

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

In an ex parte or final non-domestic stalking personal protection order (PPO), the judge can order the respondent not to:

  • follow you or appear within your sight;
  • appear at your home or workplace;
  • approach or confront you in a public place or on private property;
  • enter onto or remain on property that is owned, leased, or occupied by you;
  • send you mail or other communications (such as email);
  • contact you by telephone;
  • place an object on (or deliver an object to) property owned, leased, or occupied by you;
  • threaten to kill or physically injure you;
  • 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);
  • purchase or possess a firearm; and
  • 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.1

1 MCL § 600.2950a(1); see Michigan Courts website, PPO petition form cc380

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