(a) A protective order issued under Article 7A.03 may be effective for the duration of the lives of the offender and victim or for
any shorter period stated in the order. If a period is not stated in the order, the order is effective until the second
anniversary of the date the order was issued.
(a-1) The court shall issue a protective order effective for the duration of the lives
of the offender and victim if the offender is:
(1) convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for an offense
listed in Article 7A.01(a)(1) or (2); and
(2) required under Chapter 62 to register for life as a sex offender.
(b) The following persons may file at any time an application with the court to rescind
the protective order:
(1) a victim of an offense listed in Article 7A.01(a)(1) who is 17 years of age or older or a parent or guardian acting on behalf of a victim
who is younger than 17 years of age; or
(2) a victim of an offense listed in Article 7A.01(a)(2) or a parent or guardian acting on behalf of a victim who is younger than 18 years
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