A Permanent (Or Final) Protective Order is a court order that is designed to stop violent and harassing behavior and to protect you and your family from the abuser. A Permanent Protective Order is effective for the time period specified in the order up to a maximum of 2 years. If there is no time period specified in the order, then it expires on the second anniversary of the date the order was issued.
If the respondent is still incarcerated on the date that the protective order is set to expire, then the expiration date is extended for one year from his date of release. For more information regarding Protective Orders, call the District Attorney's Office at 325-674-1296, or call the Noah Project at 325-676-7107.