Domestic violence continues to be an issue across the country, and according to Laclede County Sheriff David Millsap incidents involving domestic violence are on the rise. Victims of domestic violence may feel like they have no way out, but an ex parte and order of protection is a start.


According to Millsap one key thing to remember, if you have an order of protection in place, and the other party violates it, you should call law enforcement.

Also, it’s important to know that if you have an order of protection against you, and the person who initiated the order invites you over, you can still be arrested for violating the ex parte or court order.