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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of November 28, 2023

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)