I want a restraining order to keep someone away from me. Will the Prosecutor do this for me?
Unfortunately, the Prosecutor's Office has no authority to impose restraining orders or to seek one from the Circuit Court on your behalf. If you believe you need a personal protection order, you may seek one out by filing the appropriate paperwork with the Circuit Court; please see our Personal Protection Order (PPO) page for useful information on how to go about this process.
The criminal courts frequently impose no-contact orders against criminal defendants prohibiting them from having contact with crime victims as a condition of bond or otherwise during the pending case. If you are a named victim on a crime, you may appear at the District Court arraignment to express your wishes regarding a no-contact order at the time the defendant is being arraigned by the District Court Judge or District Court Magistrate.