The length of time that a restraining order lasts, will depend on its specific type:

  • Temporary restraining order— It lasts only for 20 days, or until a permanent restraining order hearing is held, whichever occurs first.
  • Permanent restraining order— It lasts no more than 1 year after the order is issued.
  • Restraining order on the condition of bail— This order will remain in effect until the final deposition of the criminal charge.
  • Restraining order on the condition of probation— This order will remain in effect during the term of probation, usually 1 year.

Physical abuse