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2. Felony complaints – please contact the law enforcement agency that handles the location where the crime occurred. All felony matters are investigated by the police and prosecuted by the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.
Although the Judge may grant the Protection Order, it does not guarantee your safety. It is important for you to be very careful and take steps to ensure your safety as much as possible. (See SAFETY HINTS)
The law (2919.27 and 3113.31 Ohio Revised Code) states that protection orders issued anywhere in the State of Ohio are enforceable throughout the state - if they are current and still valid. Comparable protection orders issued in other states may also be valid in Ohio.
If you are considered a household or family member according to O.R.C. 2919.25, then you may request a Protection Order if an offence of violence is filed on your behalf. Offense of violence include but are not limited to:- Domestic Violence- Felonious Assault- Aggravated Assault- Assault- Menacing by Stalking- Aggravated Trespass- Criminal Damaging/Endangering- Criminal Mischief- Burglary- Endangering Children
If all of the above apply and the prosecutor's office has assisted you in filing a criminal charge, then you need to call to see if the suspect has been served with the criminal complaint. Once the suspect has been served with their paperwork they will be assigned an arraignment date. At this point is when you will have a hearing for your protection order.
A Civil Protection Order or Civil Stalking Protection Order can last up to five years and possibly be renewed for an additional five years.
Arraignment is also where the Judge sets bond on the defendant, and the prosecutor needs to know your feelings about the defendant's release.
Be aware that any information you give under oath can and may be used by the defendant's attorney.
If the defendant violates the Protection Order or the protective provision of the CPO/SSOOPO in any way, call the police. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REASON OR ARGUE WITH THE DEFENDANT. GET YOURSELF TO SAFETY. When the police arrive, show them a copy of your Protection Order. The police will want to confirm the validity of the Protection Order with their records department or the Clerk of Courts.
Ask the police to make a report regarding the Protection Order violation (even if the officer does not make an arrest). Also, write down the officer's name and badge number so that the prosecutor's office can contact the officer if it becomes necessary. You should go to the prosecutor’s office during the next available intake hours.
A fire official can order the fire to be extinguished even if it meets these guidelines if it is determined to be a nuisance or danger. High winds, excessive smoke or smoke blowing into a neighbor’s window are some examples.
Due to the high volume of cases we handle, inclement weather, problems with your mail service, etc. subpoenas may arrive late on some occasions. You will not be held responsible for any failure to receive a subpoena that was beyond your control. If you would like to know what happened with the case, you may check on the status of the case at any time by visiting Lima Municipal Court. If the case was continued to another date when you are unavailable, please contact the prosecutor’s office.
The City Prosecutor's office does not dismiss charges solely upon your request. This doesn’t mean that they do not need your input, but it does mean that either the prosecutor or the judge will make the final decision about the case
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