Temporary Protective Orders
Love can hurt but it does not have to. A Family Violence Protective Order or Restraining Order is an order issued by a court to protect an individual or individuals from violence and/or stalking from a spouse, family member or roommate.
Who can get a family violence protective order?
A person and/or a minor child who has experienced an act of family violence by:
- A past or present spouse
- A parent, step-parent, foster parent
- A child, step-child, foster child
- A roommate or former roommate
What qualifies as an “act of violence”?
- A felony
- Simple battery
- Unlawful restraint
- Criminal damage to property
- Criminal trespass
TPOs can be in effect for three, six or twelve months depending on the facts of the case.
Call us for a free consultation to discuss your case.