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A restraining order is a court order that prohibits a person from contacting another person. A restraining order can be issued in a civil matter or in a criminal matter. If you have been accused of violating a restraining order, you need to speak with an Houston criminal defense lawyer immediately. A restraining order violation can result in serious criminal charges and penalties. If you are facing restraining order charges, it is imperative that you retain the services of an experienced restraining order attorney in Houston.
What Is a Restraining Order?
A restraining order is a court order that prohibits a person from contacting another person. A restraining order can be issued in a civil matter or in a criminal matter.
Restraining orders are issued in the following situations:
- Civil Restraining Order — A civil restraining order can be issued in a civil case. A civil restraining order is issued when one person has been harmed by another person. The person who has been harmed can file a restraining order against the person who harmed them. The purpose of a restraining order in a civil matter is to protect the person who has been harmed from future harm.
- Family Violence Restraining Order (FRO) — A FRO can be issued in a criminal case. A FRO is issued when a person has been convicted of family violence or has been arrested for family violence. The purpose of a FRO in a criminal case is to protect the person who has been harmed from future harm.
- Protective Order — A protective order is issued in a family law case. A protective order is issued when one person has been harmed by another person. The person who has been harmed can file a restraining order against the person who harmed them. The purpose of a protective order in a family law case is to protect the person who has been harmed from future harm.
Who is eligible for a restraining order in Texas?
In Texas, the eligibility for a restraining order, also known as a protective order, depends on the specific circumstances and the type of protective order being sought. Generally, the following individuals may be eligible for a restraining order in Texas:
Family Violence Protective Order:
- Individuals who are victims of domestic violence, which includes abuse or threats of abuse by a family or household member, such as a current or former spouse, a person with whom you have a child, a family member by blood or marriage, or someone you are in a dating relationship with.
Dating Violence Protective Order:
- Individuals who are victims of dating violence, which involves abuse or threats of abuse by someone you have been in a romantic or intimate relationship with.
Sexual Assault Protective Order:
- Individuals who are victims of sexual assault, including rape, sexual abuse, or sexual coercion.
Stalking Protective Order:
- Individuals who are victims of stalking, which involves a pattern of unwanted behavior intended to cause fear or apprehension, such as repeatedly following, harassing, or threatening the victim.
Elder or Disabled Adult Protective Order:
- Elderly individuals (age 65 and older) or adults with disabilities who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
It is important to note that each type of protective order has specific eligibility criteria and requirements. Additionally, the availability and procedures for obtaining protective orders may vary depending on the county or jurisdiction. To determine your eligibility and understand the specific process in your area, it is advisable to consult with a local attorney or contact your local courthouse or domestic violence hotline for guidance.
By hiring Fort Bend County lawyers from The Sims Law Firm, PLLC, you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands. Their lawyers have years of experience and provide knowledgeable legal representation. They will work hard to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you need after suffering an injury.
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