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For clarification, do you mean a judge has signed a protective order after a hearing, or has a petition for a protective order been filed, and there is currently only a temporary order of protection?
The 73 days is not an issue. The civil stalking order, however, was not effective until it was served. Therefore, there could be no issues with violating the order prior to the date of service.
Thus, the effective date was the date of service.
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