Length Of A Restraining Order
Restraining Orders: How Long Are They Good For?
Family Law Code Section 6250 – 6300
A restraining order is a court order issued upon application by one party that forbids another party from doing something. In most cases, restraining orders are issued to protect victims involved in family legal issues. A restraining order is designed to protect the victim from additional harm by prohibiting the other party from being in presence of the victim. The lengths of these orders vary depending on the type of order you or your attorney have requested.
In California, there are different types of restraining orders that can be sought, depending on the specifics of your situation. The length of a restraining order is based on the type of order you utilize.
In order to determine which type of restraining order is appropriate in your situation, one of the factors you and your attorney need to take into consideration is how long the restraining order will be effective.
Types of Restraining Orders
– Civil Harassment Restraining Order: a civil order that prevents future harassment will be in effect until a court hearing can be held, normally within 15 to 22 days.
– Domestic Violence Protective Restraining Order: a temporary restraining order that protects victims of domestic violence from 3 weeks up to 5 years.
– Criminal Protective Order: an order that is issued for active domestic violence cases and lasts for up to five years or until it expires.
– Emergency Protective Order: an order issued by the California law enforcement that is legally valid for up to 5 days.
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If you are considering filing for a restraining order, it is in your best interest to consult with a restraining order lawyer. Wallin & Klarich has successfully represented countless clients with legal matter involving restraining orders. Our attorneys are compassionate, dedicated and resourceful. We will do everything possible to ensure that our clients’ legal matters are handled efficiently and correctly.
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