- 05 Jan
If you have been served with a Civil Protection Order in Washington, DC, there are several things you need to do, and there are several things you should absolutely not do. The first thing is to find out if there is a Temporary Protection Order (TPO) in place. This should be evident from the paperwork with which you were served.
If you were served with a TPO, that means the order is in effect currently, and you could be arrested and charged with violation of a civil protection order or criminal contempt of court (CCC) if you violate the terms of that temporary protection order. The terms of the TPO are likely that you must stay away from the petitioner (person who got the TPO/CPO) and not contact that person.