Legal Information: South Dakota
Updated: November 4, 2021
What is a protection order?
A protection order (sometimes called a restraining order) is paper which is signed by a judge and tells your abuser to stop the abuse or face serious legal consequences. It offers civil legal protection from domestic abuse to both women and men victims. A protection order can protect you for up to five years.1
1 SDCL § 25-10-1(3)
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