What is a civil restraining order?

A civil restraining order is a court order used to protect people from another person. There are many different types of restraining orders. They can be issued for domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, repeat violence, or stalking.

 

If a restraining order has been granted against you, you cannot go within a certain distance of the person who filed the order against you for as long as the order stipulates. This could be for a week, a month, a year, or even forever.

 

You won’t be able to call, email, text, or go through third parties to contact this person.

 

If there is a restraining order against you, by law you can no longer own or possess any firearms.  Having a restraining order against you can also hurt your ability to move, or get a job.

 

If a restraining order has been filed against you, get in touch with our firm for a free strategy session to see how we can help you.