In Colorado, Protection Orders used to be known as “Restraining” Orders. A Protective Order is a Court Order prohibiting one party from contacting or coming within a certain distance of another party. The standard for obtaining or defending against a Protection Order is whether the victim has been subjected to violence or threats of violence from the other person. Protection Orders can be obtained in the County Court and also the District Court (Family Court). Under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, 18 U.S.C. §922 (d)(8) and (g)(8), if the Court finds grounds to issue a protection order and the restrained person is an intimate partner of the protected person, the restrained person may be prevented from owning or purchasing firearms or ammunition.
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