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FAQ - Domestic Violence and Harassment

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What is a release order?

Release orders are issued by a sheriff’s office when an individual is arrested for an act of domestic violence and released from custody. These temporary orders are forwarded to the court within 24 hours, so they may be officially registered. They contain the restrictions the offender must follow as a condition of their release from custody.

Release orders are only issued in rural counties that do not have an emergency judge on call for when the courts are closed.

A law enforcement officer will tell the domestic violence victim where the release order registration and conditions may be verified. If an offender violates the release order, call 9-1-1 to have the release order enforced.


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