There are two ways to obtain a protection order/no contact order: a temporary protection order as part of the criminal case, or a permanent protection order in civil court. It is common for someone to get a temporary protection order in the criminal case, and then file for a permanent protection order in civil court.
Temporary Protection Order (Criminal Case): If you want a temporary protection order under the criminal case, contact a victim advocate in our office by calling 720.913.8020. This temporary protection order only lasts as long as the criminal case is open and it will automatically expire when the criminal case is closed.
Permanent Protection Order (Civil Case): If you wish to pursue a permanent protection order, you will need to obtain a civil protection order. In Denver, you may file for a protection order at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, at 1437 Bannock Street, Room 159, in the Denver City and County Building. You will be asked to provide the name of the defendant, where the defendant lives or works, information that shows why you are in fear for your safety, and you may be assessed a $25 fee. Call the Court with questions at 720.865.7275. Project Safeguard has staff on site that can offer assistance and can be reached at 303.317.4157.