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Restraining Orders

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November 9, 2020

Do I have to register my protection order in New York in order to get it enforced?

No. According to federal Law,1 all states, including New York, must enforce an out-of-state protection order. It does not have to be entered into the state or federal registry in order to be enforced by a New York police officer, but the officer does need to believe that it is a valid (real) order.2

1 18 USC § 2265
2 NY CPL § 140.10(b)(ii)