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November 27, 2023

What is a protection order?

A protection order is an order that is signed by a judge and tells someone who is harming you to stop or face serious legal consequences. It offers civil legal protection for victims of:

Victims of these offenses can apply for a protection order if they have been subjected to, threatened with, or placed in fear of the acts listed above or of sexual exploitation of a minor or a human trafficking offense.2

1 ​TN ST § 36-3-602(a)
2TN ST §§ 36-3-602(a); 36-3-601(7)