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Types of Restraining Orders

Types of Restraining Orders

Restraining orders are legal orders of protection, meant to protect someone from future violence. Often ordering the accused to stay away from the victim, these protective orders quite often save lives. The state of Florida offers various kinds of restraining orders, which is why it is vital you enlist in the help of an Orlando domestic violence lawyer who can help you file for the correct one for your situation.

The following are the 5 kinds of restraining orders available in the state of Florida:

  • Domestic violence protective order – These are issued if a family or household member commits acts of violence against another. These include, but are not limited to, assault, battery, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any other offense resulting in physical harm or death. Abusers in these instances are often current or former spouses, relatives by blood or marriage, etc.
  • Stalking – If someone is purposely following or harassing you over a period of time and thus causing you stress and fear, this act may raise concern and become a reason for obtaining a restraining order.
  • Repeat violence protective order – This is incurred in which there are 2 instances of violence committed by the abuser. One must be within 6 months of filing the order, and the relationship between the victim and abuser does not matter.
  • Dating violence protective order – This applies to violence between people who are or who have been in a romantic relationship, which must be deemed continuing and significant.
  • Sexual violence protective order – These orders are issue in any instances of sexual battery, luring or enticing a child, sexual performance by a child, forcible felonies involving a sexual act, or lewd or lascivious acts committed on or in the presence of someone younger than 16.

Contact Our Orlando Domestic Violence Attorneys Today

Mazin Law is comprised of dedicated, compassionate, and experienced Orlando domestic violence attorneys who have one goal in mind: doing our part to protect our clients from harm. We know domestic violence is an incredible issue of concern, which is why we believe there is no time to waste in obtaining the protection you and your family deserves. If you are considering obtaining a restraining order but don’t know where to turn, allow us to advocate on your behalf during this difficult time.

Schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm today by calling (407) 477-6744.


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