Extreme Risk Protective Order

Please be advised that effective August 24, 2019 the NYS Supreme Courts may begin issuing an Extreme Risk Protective Order when a person may be dangerous to themselves or others.  Please see the New York Courts website regarding how an order may be obtained. 

      

 

An Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO) is a court order issued when a person may be dangerous to themselves or others.  An ERPO prohibits a person from purchasing or possessing guns and requires the person to surrender any guns they already own or possess.  An ERPO can also direct the police to search a person, premises or a vehicle for guns and remove them.  An ERPO case may be started by a district attorney, a police officer, a school official, or a member of the person’s family or household.  It is a civil case.  ERPO cases have no criminal charges or penalties.

 

The petitioner is the person filing the ERPO application with the court.  The respondent is the person you are asking the Court to issue an ERPO against.  The petitioner can be a district attorney, a police officer, a school official, or a member of the respondent’s family or household.  

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