Q: If i get a no contact order in West Virginia and get pulled over in Ohio with that person will they know about the order
The specific circumstances and details of your situation can affect the answer, so it's important to consult with a legal professional for personalized advice. However, I can provide you with some general information.
If you have a no-contact order in West Virginia, it typically means that you are prohibited from having any contact with the person named in the order. While the order is enforceable within the state of West Virginia, its direct applicability in another state, such as Ohio, may be limited. The person protected by the order certainly could register the order in Ohio at which point it would be enforced.
States have laws and systems in place to recognize and enforce protection orders issued in other states. These laws are often referred to as "full faith and credit" laws. Under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), all U.S. states and territories are required to enforce valid protection orders issued by other jurisdictions.
So, in the case of your no-contact order from West Virginia, if the person named in the order notifies the police in Ohio about the order, they may inform the Ohio authorities. The Ohio police could then take appropriate action based on the information provided, such as ensuring that you adhere to the conditions of the order, or arresting you for violation of the order which is an Ohio crime.
The best conduct is always to comply with the terms of the order and avoid any potential violations, as doing so can lead to legal consequences.
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