Domestic abuse has been recognized as a very serious problem affecting families and household members all across Maine. A protection order can, among other things, prohibit one party from contacting another party, and a violation of this order can result in criminal charges. “Abuse” and “family or household members” have specific definitions under the law, and are explained below.
- What is the purpose of a Maine Protection from Abuse Order?
- Important Definitions to Know (Abuse, Dating partner, Family or household member).
- How do I obtain a Protection from Abuse Order?
- The hearing.
- Relief for the Plaintiff.
- Crime for violating a Protection Order.