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What is a Protective Order and What Does it Do?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Sep 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people may not have heard much about what a protective order is or what it does, but many people have heard of a restraining order is. With a protective order, Tampa residents should be aware that it is a document issued by a court to help protect an individual from harassment or abuse. It usually issued to someone to protect them from the actions of someone else, most commonly their partner in a romantic relationship or marriage. There are many actions and scenarios that can be avoided when someone files for a protective order and gets approve.

How Does Someone get a Protective Order?

In order for someone to be approved for a protective order, Tampa residents are going to have to file a complaint with their local court and show up to a hearing about it. During this hearing, all those involved will have the opportunity to share their side of the situation, and comment or defend their actions in a legal way. Some people do not ever show up to their hearing for a protective order, which significantly hurts their case and may have their protective order denied or be the subject of a restraining order depending on who it is that did not show up.

What Does a Protective Order Do?

In its most vague understanding, a protective order is designed to help protect someone from abuse and harassment. This can be done through many different ways, under many different conditions. With a protective order, Tampa residents involved would not be allowed to stay with you or your family, including at work or at school. It is not uncommon for a judge to issue a no contact rule for a protective order, which means they are not allowed to call, send messages or letters, or draft emails in order to get in touch with you.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

About the Author

Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...


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