A protective order is a court-certified document prohibiting the person named in the order from getting within a certain distance of the person who requested that the order be issued. Protective orders, also known as restraining or stay away orders, are mostly used in cases involving domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual assault. If the protective order is violated, the likely consequence is an arrest and a criminal charge.
Although obtaining and enforcing a protective order may sound like a rather simple process, the truth is that it involves a number of legal and emotional intricacies. There are three types of protective orders: long-term protective orders, temporary restraining orders, and emergency temporary restraining orders. Regardless of the type of protective order, the federal government has put in place certain protection order laws, and the federal government, demands that individual states honor and enforce valid orders issued by other states. This is only one of the reasons why it is imperative that one seeks legal assistance when dealing with a protective order matter. Don’t wait, we are here to help! Call us today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your case. Call (504) 302-2462.
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This information has been provided for informational purposes only and is not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. Please consult your attorneys in connection with any specific situation under federal and/or Louisiana law and the applicable state or local laws that may impose additional obligations on you and/or your family member. © 2018 Gaynell Williams LLC Attorney at Law.
Published May 28, 2018.