Protection Orders

Better Safe Than Sorry: How to Comply with Conflicting Protection Orders

Better Safe Than Sorry: How to Comply with Conflicting Protection Orders

In Colorado, there is no legal limit on the number of protection orders that can be in place to restrain or protect a person at one time. Protection order terms can be very broad, such as prohibiting all contact of any kind with the victim. Or they can be very specific, such as prohibiting the restrained person from being within 50 feet of the victim’s home. Often, simultaneous protection orders have different restrictions and can cause confusion about how to comply with the orders. The three types of Colorado protection orders: If more than one protection order is in place, the restrained party must comply with the most restrictive terms of each order, even if the terms are from separate orders. For example, if a civil protection order allows…