If your abuser gets released from jail through a bail bonds service, you may request for a Restraining Order or Protection Order if you feel threatened by his/her presence. However, there must be a clear form of abuse or intimidation presented in the Court.
RESTRAINING ORDER EXPLAINS
It is a family or criminal court order that limits the other person from going to a place, contacting, or communicating with a particular person. It protects the person, object, company, business, state, country, establishment, or the general public from further harm.
The person can request for a restraining order against someone if he/she feels that the presence of the other person threatens him. These threats could be in any form of domestic violence, assault, child abuse, harassment, sexual assault, or stalking that are usually bailable with the help of a bail bonds agency.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR A RESTRAINING ORDER?
Most of the time, a victim of domestic violence can request a restraining order against the abuser. You can apply for a restraining order if one of these situations is present: you were married to the abuser, lived together for a long time, or you have a child with the abuser.
WHAT RESTRAINING ORDER DOES?
The Court will mandate a person on the things he/she is not allowed to do. Otherwise, you will end up in jail since violating a restraining order is a crime. Here are some of the things a restriction order or order of protection can do:
– The abuser may not be allowed to talk or contact you in person, by phone, work, at home, or anywhere else stipulated by the Court.
– The Court can kick out the abuser from your house or apartment even if the house is under the abuser’s name.
– In most cases, the Court will give you the child’s custody. Unless there is an imminent danger to your child from the abuser, the Court may grant the abuser a visitation schedule but under certain conditions.
– Depending on the state law, the Court can sometimes order the abuser to pay for particular costs related to the abuse such as household bills, medical or dental treatment, loss of earning, moving expenses, etc. The abuser might also need to pay your attorney’s fees and payment for other damages.
– The Court may order the abuser to seek professional counselling related to domestic violence.
– The Court may order the authorities to escort the abuser in case of necessary contacts like removing his/her items to your shared house or place.
– As long as you agreed, the judge may order anything to protect you and your child under the law.
RESTRAINING ORDER VALIDITY
Initially, the judge will give you a Temporary Restraining Order which usually lasts for ten days. You and the abuser need to appear in a Court scheduled hearing indicated in the T.R.O. During these ten days; you must keep your copy to show to the authorities in case the abuser will bother or get near to you.
There are times that it is not only the complainant who requests for a restraining order from Court. Sometimes, the defendant may ask for it against the other person after he/she got out of jail using a bail bonds agency. If you want to know more about restraining orders or bail bonds service, call Lucero’s Bail Bonds at 303.573-555.