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Restraining Orders

Everyone has a right to safety and privacy. However, sometimes those rights are not upheld. Whether at work, at home, or in public, harassing behavior can occur that robs an individual of their sense of safety. For those instances, restraining orders are able to put the force of law behind requests for distance.

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Non-Interaction For Safety

A restraining order generally prevents interaction between two or more people. There are several forms of restraining order, all of which are used for the same fundamental functions.

Forms of Restraining Orders

One of the most common types of restraining orders employed by law enforcement is an emergency protective order. This restraining order separates two individuals between whom the police suspect is domestic violence. These orders do not last long, but can give victims of domestic violence the space necessary to seek help.

Temporary restraining orders are a type of restraining order that is designed to grant brief relief while a full application for a restraining order is considered by the court. If approved, it can be replaced by a permanent restraining order, which will prohibit interaction for up to five years depending on the severity of behavior and the discretion of the court.

Functions of Restraining Orders

While there are many forms a restraining order can taken, there are three core functions served by them: restricting conduct, enforcing distance, and expelling residents. Conduct restriction legally forbids certain actions such as calling, texting, or destroying the property of an individual. Distance restriction requires a certain amount of space be constantly observed between the parties of the order. Finally, expulsion orders require the removal of an individual from a household taking only essentials pending further action by the court.

Getting The Protection You Need and The Justice You Deserve

If you are in an unsafe situation and you need the protection of a restraining order, you will need the help of an experienced sexual assault attorney. A sexual assault attorney is able to focus completely on your case and get you the best possible outcome.

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Restraining Orders Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a restraining order?

A restraining order is a legal command that instructs the subject to refrain from interaction with an individual for a specified period of time. There are a number of types of restraining orders that cover topics from domestic abuse to workplace harassment.

2. How do I file a restraining order?

In order to receive a restraining order, a request must be filed with the court to grant relief. While this can be done by anyone, having an experienced attorney file a restraining order is a good practice to ensure the maximum effectiveness of the order.

3. How long does a restraining order last?

The amount of time a restraining order is in effect for depends on the type of restraining order. A temporary restraining order usually only lasts until the application for a longer restraining order is granted. By contrast, a permanent restraining order can last up to five years.

4. Are restraining orders public records?

In general, unless they are sealed by the court, restraining orders are a matter of public record. If someone has a restraining order filed against them and it is granted, that information will be discoverable by interested parties.

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