Civil Harassment Restraining Order
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What is a Civil Harassment Restraining Order
A civil harassment restraining order is a court order by a judge that serves the purpose of physically and verbally protecting a person who is being abused with civil harassment. Civil Harassment Restraining Orders usually end up becoming permanent restraining orders, which are extended versions of a temporary restraining orders (TRO). They last a number of years and can be renewed or extended if the threatening behavior from the abuser has not stopped.
How Does a Civil Harassment Restraining Order Restraining Order Protect a Victim?
A civil harassment restraining order protects a victim by requiring the abuser to REMAIN AT LEAST 100 YARDS AWAY FROM THE VICTIM AT ALL TIMES. It is also against the terms of a restraining order for the abuser to contact the victim in any way, shape or form.
Under some circumstances, it is possible that a person who has a civil harassment restraining order filed against them may not be allowed to purchase firearms.
Although filing a civil harassment restraining order this does not guarantee the future actions of the abuser, it allows for legal documentation to occur. As a result of legal documentation and court ordered terms, a victim can feel and be much safer.
What Will Happen If Someone Breaks the Terms of a Civil Harassment Restraining Order
Breaking the terms of a civil harassment restraining order is illegal. By law, any person or party found breaking the terms of a restraining order is subject to being arrested.
More Information About Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
- Usually filed after a temporary restraining order (TRO) and the court-ordered hearing “Order to Show Cause, where both parties are given the opportunity to share their side of the story in court.
- Will stay in effect for multiple years and may be renewed or extended.
- If someone violates the terms of a civil harassment restraining order, it is up to the victim to notify police.
Specific criteria must be met in order for a restraining order to be issued by a judge. One requirement is having the likelihood of irreparable harm without an adequate legal remedy.
Our restraining order attorney in Los Angeles can provide you with any type of services regarding restraining orders that you may require. Contact us for restraining order filing services in Los Angeles, CA and make the process of filing a restraining order as easy as possible!