Protective Order Laws2018-08-01T20:24:48+00:00

Protective Order Laws

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 as 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.

Notwithstanding the type of the order, the federal government has put in place certain protection order law, demanding 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.

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