How does a personal protection order work?

Personal Protection Orders protect the safety of a person and/or their children. Orders give the respondent a clear message that their use of violence is unacceptable and that things have to change. One way to do this would be to ask the other person to attend mediation (see’Non-Legal Support’, below);

How long does a PPO last?

A PPO usually has a 6 month to One year expiration date. You can request that is be extended if you still feel you are in harm’s way.

How do you fight a PPO?

You can file a motion to ask the judge to change the terms of the PPO or terminate (end) the PPO before it expires. You can use our Do-It-Yourself Motion to Modify, Extend, or Terminate a Personal Protection Order (PPO) tool to do this.

Do personal protection orders show up on background checks?

Typically, restraining orders are civil, which means they shouldn’t show on a criminal background check.

What are grounds for AVO?

The criteria for granting a final AVO is that the Person In Need Of Protection (PINOP), ‘has reasonable grounds to fear and in fact fears’. If the court cannot be satisfied on the criminal standard that the offence is proven (but/however) on the civil standard the court can be satisfied in granting the AVO.

What is the difference between a restraining order and a PPO?

Protective order vs. An ex parte order of protection is a temporary measure that can be filed quickly. A full protection order, or restraining order, is granted after a court hearing and lasts for a longer period of time than the ex parte order.

Does a PPO stay on your record?

Does a restraining order affect your record? Unless a restraining order is breached, it will not appear on your criminal record. However, it will be recorded both by the police and in court records, if you fall foul of the law in the future, a past restraining order can be used as evidence against you in court.

Can a PPO be dropped?

If you believe the protection order was granted improperly or that it is no longer needed, you can file a motion asking the court to “dissolve” (terminate or cancel) the protection order. After you file the motion, the court will decide whether or not to schedule a hearing.

What happens when someone gets a PPO on you?

It is important to understand that a personal protection order against you is NOT a criminal charge. However, if you violate the terms of the personal protection order that is served against you, you may be subject to criminal penalties, and arrested under contempt of court.

How to serve a personal protection order in Michigan?

There are several ways to serve the PPO and petition, but you are not allowed to serve them yourself. You should have service done in a way that keeps you safe. Once the PPO has been served, a Proof of Service form must be filed with the court clerk. To learn more, read Serving Your Personal Protection Order.

How can I change my personal protection order?

If you want to change your PPO before it expires, you must go back to court and file a motion to modify (change) the PPO. To prepare your motion, use the Do-It-Yourself Motion to Modify, Extend, or Terminate a Personal Protection Order (PPO) tool.

Who is protected by a personal protection order?

Petitioner is the person who is protected by the order b. Respondent is the person that the protection order is against. What date did the Court sign the Personal Protection Order? What is the Wayne County Circuit Court case number?

What happens if my personal protection order is denied?

See instructions here on how to serve your PPO. If the Court denies your Personal Protection Order but sets it for a hearing, you will receive a Notice of Hearing and Proof of Service from the PPO Clerk via e-mail.