A protection order is an order from a judge to protect people from abuse or harassment. There are two types of protection orders in Nebraska:
Domestic Abuse Protection Order: For people who have been in close relationships (relatives, spouses or former spouses, people who have lived or are living together, etc). It is granted because someone attempted, threatened, caused bodily injury, or intimidated the other person by credible threat, or engaged in sexual contact or sexual penetration without consent.
Harassment Protection Order: Not relationship dependent —- requires a number of telephone or personal contacts that seriously terrify, threaten, or intimidate the victim and serve no legitimate purpose.
Sexual Assault Protection Order: Not relationship dependent. It is granted because someone subjected or attempted to subject the other person to sexual contact or sexual penetration without consent.
Please visit the following website to learn more or download the necessary forms to file a protection order: File a Protection Order
There is no cost to file a protection order. Forms can be obtained online at the website listed above, the Victim Witness Assistance Unit, or directly from the Buffalo County District Court. Please note that in Buffalo County, once a protection order has been granted, it cannot be dismissed or amended for six (6) months.