What is considered 3rd party contact?
Third-party, or indirect contact, means that one person passes a message to the other through a third-party. That is, a message must be conveyed from the Respondent to the Petitioner through a third person. Remember – Injunctions may be issued for sexual violence, repeat violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
Are Facebook posting a violation of a restraining order?
The rise of social media as a means of interaction has changed what the courts consider to be “contact.” Courts across the U.S. have determined that interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media networks can violate the terms of a restraining order.
Can someone put a restraining order on you without you knowing?
No. An order of protection must be served on the person being blocked or they must be in court when the order is issued. You can’t be arrested for violating an order that you had no knowledge of. Someone put a restraining order against me, how do I deal with it?
Does following on social media violate a restraining order?
‘” Courts across the country have in recent years ruled that “interacting with a person on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms does indeed violate the terms of a restraining order,” as Fell pointed out.