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How does a restraining order work?

How does a restraining order work?

A restraining order is a type of court order, released by a judge, to stop someone inflicting harm on another person. These are generally issued at the end of a criminal hearing and often follow cases involving domestic violence, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking or sexual assault.

How do you get an order of protection?

In NSW, a person must have reasonable grounds to fear, and must in fact fear, the commission of a personal violence offence. Thus, both an objective and subjective test are applied. The subjective test of fear is not, however, required to be met in certain cases.

What happens if someone doesn’t show up to restraining order court?

If the defendant does not show up, the judge may ask you to explain the reasons you need the restraining order to be safe. The judge can extend your order for up to one year. The judge can also decide to extend the order for less than a year.

How much does it cost to get a restraining order?

It does not cost anything to file for an order of protection. Many orders of protection cases are handled without a lawyer however it can often be helpful to have one represent you in court.

Can a person file a restraining order on their own?

Yes. In some cases you can file on your own; in other cases, you may need a parent, guardian, or person who has legal custody of you to help. You can file on your own if your parent, guardian, or person who has legal custody of you: is the person you’re trying to get an order of protection against; or.

What can I do if I cannot get an order of protection?

If you cannot get an order of protection, you may be eligible for either an injunction against harassment or an injunction against workplace harassment (which your employer would file for, not you). Even if you do not qualify for any one of these orders, the abuser’s behavior may still be against the law.

When does an emergency restraining order expire?

Emergency restraining order. The police may issue this if you are in immediate danger or cannot get to the courthouse right away to file a more permanent restraining order. It usually expires after a few days. Temporary restraining order. A judge may issue this to help keep you safe in the time before your case goes to court.

What are the different types of restraining orders?

Common types of restraining orders include: Emergency restraining order. Temporary restraining order. No-contact order. Domestic violence restraining order.