A judge can issue a restraining order immediately without a hearing, depending on the seriousness of the allegations. When a restraining order is first issued, it is usually temporary. A hearing date will be set by the court for both parties to appear within 20 days. At the court hearing, testimonies from both the parties will be heard. This will determine whether the temporary restraining order should be made permanent or not. If the victim provides evidence of abuse, the court will issue a permanent restraining order. This order will refrain the abuser from having any physical contact with the victim, either directly or indirectly.
- How long does it take for the judge to issue restraining order?
- How long does a restraining order last?
- Is domestic violence a crime?
- Do I need to hire an attorney if I have been charged with domestic violence?
- What is domestic violence?
- What are the different types of domestic violence?
- What is a restraining order?
- How can a domestic violence attorney help me?
- Are men victims of domestic violence?
- What are the common signs of domestic violence?
- Are children affected by domestic violence?
- Does child abuse fall under domestic violence?
- What are the potential defenses to domestic violence?