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How Long do Restraining Orders Last for?

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

Restraining orders in Tampa are for people who are involved with abuse or some form of domestic violence. Usually, a person will have the court issue their judgement in the case, and often conclude that one person is a harm or endangers one or more people. With a restraining order, a person will not be allowed to contact or come near someone for a specific amount of time. Normally, this time is set and it is not permanent or indefinite. Most people who have long last restraining orders is because they have gone back and gotten an extension for the court to keep the restraining order active.

How long is a Restraining Order Good For?

Most of the time when a committee hears your case and decides in your favor, the longest running restraining orders will only last at most five years. If the person you have a restraining order against is still being malicious or causing problems, a court can expand the time limit of restraining Order. Tampa residents should be aware that never is a restraining order going to be permanent so that you will never be legally allowed to be in contact with someone else, but if you can prove your case for needing one, a court can grant an extension.

How to get a Restraining Order Granted?

In order for a person to be granted a restraining order from another person, there has to be some form of harm as well as showing that information at a court hearing. With a restraining order, Tampa residents can be granted or denied an order depending on who shows up for the hearing and who stays to tell the court their story. Evidence is not officially part of a hearing for a restraining order, but it is good idea to have some evidence or photographs of what is going on in the situation.

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

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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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