With any situation, everyone wants to have a simple solution that all parties can agree on and then go their separate ways. Unfortunately, not every case is that simple and a restraining order is sometimes necessary. If a restraining order has been placed on you then, you should seek out a lawyer that specializes in restraining order cases. With there being so many different kinds of restraining orders in different districts and for different industries, it can be hard to keep up on knowing which order can do for you. To help with this, we have picked out the three most popular types of restraining orders.
The three most popular restraining orders are:
- Orders for Protection (OFPs)
- Harassment Restraining Orders (HROs)
- Domestic Abuse No Contact Orders (DANCOs)
While each provides a similar protection, they differentiate themselves by being applied to certain situations and circumstances. Below is a brief explanation of each restraining order.
What Is A Order For Protection Restraining Order?
An Order for Protection restraining order is used to protect a person from abuse or harm by a family member or household member. This generally includes spouses, parents, children, former roommates, and even old significant others from a past relationship. To get one of these orders, you will need to prove that there was domestic abuse performed on the person you want the restraining order to go to. You can do this by providing threats, the creation of fear of harm, or actual physical harm evidence to a family court system. To ensure that your order goes through without any complications, we suggest you contact a family lawyer that specializes in these cases.
What Is A Harassment Restraining Order?
A harassment restraining order is very similar to an OFP as they serve the same purpose in protecting a person from harassment or harm. The main difference between the two restraining orders is that a harassment order does not have a family member or household member requirement. These orders can be given to people that are completely unrelated to you. An HRO also needs to be obtained through a civil proceeding and the affidavit must provide proof that the accused party actually harassed the person looking for the order.
What Is A Domestic Abuse No Contact Restraining Order?
A domestic abuse no-contact order is a unique order when compared to the other two popular restraining orders. A DANCO will be issued through a criminal court and it can only be requested by a prosecutor. The statute of this order does not have to contain an explicit standard for being issued. With these standards, the person that is being protected by this order does not need to have notice of when the order is being given to the receiving party. Nevertheless, the protected party’s wishes may be taken into consideration when the prosecutor is requesting the restraining order.
If you are dealing with a case involving any of these restraining orders or other types of restraining orders, please contact us today for immediate assistance.