WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF A RESTRAINING ORDER?

A family abuse protective order is a civil court order that keeps the abuser away from the victim and stops his/her violent behavior. The three types of protective orders can be granted in family abuse cases. These are

  • Emergency Protective Order
  • Preliminary Protective Orders
  • Permanent Protective Orders

The impact of restraining orders is huge and penalties are there for violating protective orders.

Family abuse restraining order have positive effects on the petitioner who has filed the case. These orders ensure his/her safety and safety of their children. Restraining order binds the abuser to reach you or harm you. It orders the respondent to not to verbally or physically threaten the petitioner. It stops respondent from following or harassing them. The order also stops the respondent to interfere in the lives of petitioner’s children or their other family members or their colleagues. It restricts respondent not to contact even by telephone or any other mean.

The restraining order prohibits the respondent from keeping a firearm. The police use the restraining order to remove the respondent from the home to prevent any further harm to the petitioner. The respondent has to return the petitioner’s possessions and belongings. Respondent has to pay the other party’s fees for hiring the attorney. The abuser is made to attend ‘programs for the treatment of batterers’.

Restraining orders have a huge impact on child custody in future. For the time being the judge will decide where and with whom the children will live if both parties have children together. If the battered person has paid money in striving for medical care, missing job work, shelter rent, and certain bills then the respondent has to pay for that.

The judge can order both parties to restrict from traveling out of the city or a state or country or a certain area with the children. The judge will decide when, where and how the parent will spend time with the children. Supervision required or not when other party meeting his/her children.

Restraining orders have far impacts and consequences on the respondent. These orders impact the clearance of his/her security checks, future job opportunities, and muddles his/her background check.

If the abuser violates the restraining orders then you have two options. The immediate option is to call the police and let him/her arrested. The police can be fined and even put behind bars for the violation of civil court order. Even if the violation is small but it is contempt of court if the respondent violates the court orders meaningfully. The other option is you file a new petition in the court as violation petition. The judge can hold him/her in civil contempt. Crime is a crime whether it is small or big. Violating court order is also a crime. You must report it.

You must discuss your case and impacts of restraining orders with your lawyer who must be experienced in domestic violence cases.

If you wish to consult an SRIS Law Group, P.C. attorney, call us at 888-437-7747.