Court First Appearance

The purpose of a first appearance is to explain to a person his or her constitutional rights, ensure that they received a copy of the complaint and they understand the charges against them, determine what they’re going to do about an attorney, and determine conditions of release.

Orders for Protection (including DANCO)

There are three types of restraining orders or protective orders. People often use the terms interchangeably, which can be confusing. The three types are: Order for Protection, Harassment Restraining Order, and Domestic Abuse No Contact Order. 


The Intensive Domestic Assault Pre-Trial Program, also known as IDAPP, is a free and voluntary program that focuses on reducing risk to victims and the community by supervising high-risk defendants who have been charged with an intimate partner domestic assault offense.

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