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Protective Orders have numerous definitions and applications in the law. In the context addressed here, we refer to Protective Orders obtained in matters involving domestic violence and other intra-family offenses.
In some instances, Protective Orders are what people mean when they think of stay-away or restraining orders. While the specific rules related to Protective Orders differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, they typically involve an initial limited period of protection from an offending party (for instance, two weeks), with a Court hearing during this initial time period to determine whether or not the Protective Order should continue to apply for a longer period of time.
For more information on this topic and to obtain specific advice on the laws applicable to your situation, whether for the accused or the party seeking protection, please visit our contact page to schedule a consultation.