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.
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