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Understanding protective orders in Alaska

On Behalf of | Aug 9, 2020 | Firm News

If you have been accused of some form of abuse or violence against a partner or family member in Alaska, you may want to understand how these allegations may impact your life.

Depending on the nature of your situation, the other party in the dispute may attempt to get a protective order against you. These orders may mandate you to take specific actions and they may also ban you from taking other specific actions.

Potential requirements under a protective order in Alaska

As explained by the State of Alaska Department of Law, a judge may mandate that you cover the cost of some medical bills for your partner or family member via a protective order. You may also need to attend counseling or participate in a treatment program. If you live with the person who accuses you of domestic abuse, you may need to move out of your residence, even if you legally own the property.

What a protective order may prevent you from doing

A protective order may ban you from owning any weapons. If you do own any weapons, you may need to relinquish those to authorities. You may be prevented from consuming alcohol or visiting any place your partner or family member works or lives. A protective order may stipulate that you shall not threaten, harass or hurt the person who alleges you of domestic violence.

More information about protective orders and what they may require from a person or prevent a person from doing may be found at the relationship abuse charges page of our Alaska criminal defense and domestic violence website.