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Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

Legal Information: Mississippi

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
January 27, 2020

The judge denied me a protective order. What can I do?

If you are not granted a protective order, there are still some things you can do to stay safe.  It might be a good idea to contact one of the domestic violence resource centers in your area to get help, support, and advice on how to stay safe.  They can help you come up with a safety plan and help connect you with the resources you need.  To find a shelter or an advocate at a local program, please visit our MS Advocates and Shelters page.  You will also find information on safety planning on our Safety Tips page.

You may also be able to reapply for a protective order if a new incident of domestic abuse occurs after you are denied the order.