How long do Civil Protection Orders last in DC?

How long do Civil Protection Orders last in DC?

Category: Civil protection order

If a Civil Protection Order is issued in DC, it can lasts for up to 2 years. The petitioner may file for an extension of the CPO prior to the expiration, but they need to prove to the judge that an extension is warranted.

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