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Restraining Orders

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December 18, 2023

What do I do after the court hearing?

If you are given a protection order, you should carry a copy of the order with you at all times. This protection order is good in every state, so take it with you if you travel or move to another state.1

1 See NE Judicial Branch website’s frequently asked questions page.

What happens if the respondent violates the order?

If the respondent (harasser) violates the order, you can call the police and s/he could be arrested. Violation of a harassment order is considered a Class II misdemeanor.1

1 NE R.S. § 28-311.09(4), (10)

What if I move out of the county where the protection order was issued?

The order will still be valid and enforceable no matter what county you are in. However, you may want to contact law enforcement in the new county in which you live to let them know that you have an order.1

1 See NE Judicial Branch website’s frequently asked questions page.

If I get a protection order, will it show up in an internet search?

According to federal law, which applies to all states, territories, and tribal lands, the courts are not supposed to make available publicly on the internet any information that would be likely to reveal your identity or location. This applies to all of these documents:

  • the petition you file;
  • the protection order, restraining order, or injunction that was issued by the court; or
  • the registration of an order in a different state.1

1 18 USC § 2265(d)(3)