After the protective order is granted, the person you are complaining against will be ordered not to:
- Commit any further acts of violence against you
- Communicate directly with you in a threatening or harassing manner
- Go within a specified distance of your home or place of employment
- Possess a firearm
- Remove or harm pets or companion animals
The local police department or sheriff's office will be sent a copy of the order. If the person complained against commits any of the prohibited acts, criminal charges can be filed if there is sufficient proof of a violation. The maximum punishment that a violator can, but not necessarily, receive is 1 year in jail and/or a $4,000 fine or a combination of the two.