Types of Restraining Orders - The most common question people ask regarding restraining order is: What is the difference between a Domestic Violence Restraining Order and Disorderly Conduct Restraining Order? There are two types of Restraining Orders which vary dependent upon your circumstances as outlined below:
1. Domestic Violence Order for Protection (DVOP). North Dakota Century Code Defines Domestic Violence as:
- “Physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, assault, not committed in self-defense, on the complaining family or household member.” N.D.C.C. §14-07.1-01.
2.Disorderly Conduct Restraining Order (DCRO). North Dakota Century Code defines Disorderly Conduct as:
- “intrusive or unwanted acts, words, or gestures that are intended to adversely affect the safety, security, or privacy of another person…” N.D.C.C. §12.1-31.2-01
If you have a situation that meets any of the above criteria, consult Coleman Family Law to assess your needs and assist you in obtaining a Restraining Order.