What can happen if the abuser violates the Civil Protection Order?

If the abuser fails to follow the terms of your Civil Protection Order (CPO), you should notify your local law enforcement agency immediately. Ohio law requires all law enforcement agencies to enforce a CPO in accordance with its terms, including removing the abuser from the premises, if appropriate. An abuser who violates the terms of your CPO can then be subject to criminal prosecution and/or punishment for contempt of court.

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