When a respondent has a no contact order against them, does this mean they cannot be in the same apartment building as the person they are not supposed to have contact with?

Asked on September 9, 2013 under Criminal Law, Georgia


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

For an exact answer, reference the specific terms of the order: for example, does it designate some specific distance which must be kept between them? That said, as a general matter, they may be in the same building, but not the same room--e.g. if the other person is in the elevator, take a different elevator; don't use the laundry room whle the other person is there; if he/she is in the lobby, walk out; etc.

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