Florida RESTRAINING ORDER
Temporary · Violation · Harassment
Miami Criminal Defense Attorney
A restraining order is a document issued by the court prohibiting one individual from completing a threatened act. Restraining orders are also issued by the court to keep one person from getting near another person, to prevent harm, harassment, and/or stalking. In general, a restraining order prevents a threat or perceived threat from occurring by barring one individual from getting near another individual. Thus, in order for a restraining order to be issued, the individual filing the restraining order must be able to prove that there is a real threat. This means the individual will, without a doubt, suffer injury or other harm if the restraining order is not issued as requested. It also must be evident that the restraining order will do more harm than good to both parties involved.
Generally speaking, restraining orders are temporary documents. Restraining orders provide temporary relief to a problem with the assumption that a further court hearing will address the threats at hand. Temporary restraining orders are also known as TROs. It is possible to obtain a permanent restraining order, however, there must be sufficient evidence that the permanent restraining order is necessary. This process can take a significant portion of time to achieve. One reason a permanent restraining order may be granted is continual harassment of another individual.
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