Category: Civil Protective Order (CPO)

Updated on April 12th, 2024 at 09:27 pmIn DC, while both a civil protection order and a civil restraining order are civil in nature, they are not the same. A restraining order is much broader in application and is applicable to anyone. A civil protection order only applies to those within an intrafamilial relationship, such […]Continue reading

Updated on April 16th, 2024 at 08:34 pmAs the ongoing pandemic rages across the world, people in every state in the United States are required or have been required, to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. Being confined in the home has posed a litany of added stressors, […]Continue reading

Updated on April 11th, 2024 at 06:15 pm In the District of Columbia, when a person petitions the court for a Civil Protection Order, it is the petitioner’s burden to prove that an intrafamily offense occurred. Although such cases are civil, you cannot help but wonder, can civil cases have criminal implications? A case can […]Continue reading

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