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What if the defendant does not obey the Protective Order?

If the defendant does not obey the Protective Order, you can:

  • Call law enforcement about the violation (call 911).
  • Tell the court about the violation by filing an “Affidavit to Start Contempt Proceedings” with the clerk of court. This free form is available on the Iowa Judicial Branch website or from the clerk of court.

If you do not know how to do this, see “What if I do not understand how to do this?”

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