Are restraining orders civil or criminal?

Answer A restraining order is a civil order. It is a command issued by a court to prevent an action that the defendant has threatened in matters including domestic or employment disputes. A restraining or... Read More »

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Laws on Civil Harassment & Restraining Orders in California?

In California, non-domestic-, non-employer-related restraining orders are called civil harassment restraining orders (CHRO). Issued by judges in the county court system, these restraining orders ar... Read More »

Discuss the prosecutions decision whether to file suit in civil or criminal court in Law and Orders episode Cut.?

I would say David Caruso is mostly looking after his kids as his partner just had a baby a few months ago.

How long do restraining orders last?

A temporary restraining order lasts two to three weeks or until the court hearing on the order to show cause. A judge can extend the order to a full order, which typically lasts six months. After ... Read More »

How to Put People on Restraining Orders?

While the requirements for, types of, and process for getting restraining orders can vary widely from state to state, many elements remain similar. Restraining orders are protective orders, issued ... Read More »