Milford, OH asked in Domestic Violence for Ohio

Q: If the Petitioner reaches out and talks to the Respondent on the phone, can the Petitioner get in trouble?

Is it souly on the Rspondent to advoid these calls or can both be charged and arrested ?

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Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
  • Canton, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Protection orders restrain the respondent, rather than the petitioner. I agree with my colleague, while the petitioner will not get in any kind of legal trouble, it will undermine their ability to maintain the order or in the event that it's only a temporary order and there's an upcoming full hearing on the CPO, it may prevent the petitioner from getting the court to issue the order.

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