Domestic and Non-Domestic
Protection orders are available in South Dakota to protect you in situations where you are being stalked, harassed or are in fear for your life. A protection order prevents the person named to be within a certain distance of the protected party and typically includes the home address of the protected person. Protection orders can be granted in both domestic and nondomestic situations.
Temporary Protection Order
A judge may enter a temporary protection order that goes into effect as soon as the other party is served and is in place until the hearing on the permanent protection order.
Protection Order Consequences
If you have been served with a protection order there could be important consequences, such as those affecting your right to be in possession of a firearm. There can also be criminal consequences for violating a valid protection order. Whether you are in need of a protection order, or have been served with a protection order and need to know our rights, please contact Laughlin Law in Sioux Falls, SD for assistance.