Legal Facts About Restraining Orders  

This is a summary of the legal facts about restraining orders. A restraining order is an order issued by a court to a person to stop harming another person who has requested this order. Most commonly, these are given to persons who are stalkers, sexual assaulters or perpetrators of domestic violence.

The decision of when to issue a restraining order is decided by a court of law according to the laws of that particular state. However, the basic guidelines still remain the same; the victim has undergone and proven some sort of harassment, assault, violence or abuse in some forms against them, in order to obtain an order of restraint. The restraining order is a legal injunction, and can be enforced by police.

In fact, a restraining order is a way of protection from abusers. A person, who has been given a restraining order, has to stay away from the usual places the victim visits such a as a doctor, school, hospital and post office, and should not be physically present. Any kind of legal help can be requested and granted to a person who asks for restraining order to help protect them. Some courts have the power to ask the abuser to turn over any equipment, firearms, and possessions that he may have which can be used to harass or intimidate the victim.

These are some of the basic available legalities of a restraining order. One should get the detailed and up-to-date information from local county officials before seeking a restraining order.

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