Types of Restraining Orders

What is a Restraining Order?

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A restraining order, also called a protection order, is a paper signed by a judge that orders a respondent (retrained party) to have no contact with a person or persons for a certain period. These orders are usually filed in domestic or family violence, stalking, or sexual assault cases.

Likewise, in the state of Indiana, there are two types of restraining order a person could file. The first is called an emergency temporary restraining order (TRO). This type of order lasts for a maximum of 60 days in an emergency. These are usually issued if someone feels threatened by another person and requires immediate assistance.

The second kind of order is just called a protective order. This type of order lasts for up to 1 year and can be extended by the court for an additional year. If no hearing is requested by either party within 30 days, the ex parte order for protection can last for up to 2 years after the date it was granted unless another date is ordered by the court. However, the restrained party has a right to contest the order in court.

If someone has unjustly issued a restraining order against you, talk to one of our skilled Fort Wayne criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible. Unjust restraining orders can sometimes prevent a person from seeing his or her children on a regular basis. If you find yourself in this situation, let us help. The faster you get in contact with us, the more time we will have to mount a defense on your behalf. Arnold Terrill Ridenour, P.C. understands the stress you might be under. We have more than 75 years of combined legal experience to offer your case.

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