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New law makes it easier to get protective order

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Falling just signed a law that would help victims seeking a protection order.

House Bill 1912 allows a victim to file for a protective order without filing a previous criminal complaint.

The court can now consider the safety of a victim before setting a bond for anyone violating a VPO.

Also, victims will no longer be forced to go to counseling as part of the protective order.

The bill goes into effect Nov. 1.