This is a criminal order available to victims of domestic violence after criminal charges are filed. The victim may ask the Court or prosecutor to request a no contact order. This order can protect the victim during the court criminal process. A no contact order can also be issued at sentencing.
This order, which is issued by a judge, prohibits the person charged with a crime from contacting the victim of crime by phone, letter, or through third party, including messages through friends and relatives. Any violation is a gross misdemeanor and often arrest is mandatory.