What is a criminal no contact order?
This is a criminal order available to victims of domestic violence after criminal charges are filed. The victim may ask the Court or prosecutor to request a no contact order. This order can protect the victim during the court criminal process. A no contact order can also be issued at sentencing.

This order, which is issued by a judge, prohibits the person charged with a crime from contacting the victim of crime by phone, letter, or through third party, including messages through friends and relatives. Any violation is a gross misdemeanor and often arrest is mandatory.

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1. What is domestic violence?
2. What is the legal definition of domestic violence?
3. What is a criminal no contact order?
4. What is an order for protection?
5. What is an anti-harassment order?
6. Can domestic violence charges be dropped?
7. Why did the police make an arrest?
8. Is it a crime to interfere with a 911 call?