Do restraining orders last forever?
A permanent restraining order lasts up to two years. You can ask the court to extend the order for another year, but you must do so before it expires.
Why would someone get a restraining order?
A civil harassment restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from violence, stalking, serious harassment, or threats of violence. You can ask for a civil harassment restraining order if: A person has abused (or threatened to abuse), sexually assaulted, stalked, or seriously harassed you, and.
Can someone put a restraining order on me for no reason?
The answer to your question is no, if no reason is given, then a judge will not grant a protective order (what a restraining order is known as in the State of Texas). Keep in mind that even if you think that is no reason for a protective order, the person…
How long does a stay away order last?
Is aggravated stalking a felony in Georgia?
Aggravated stalking is a serious felony. If a person is convicted, he or she will be facing 1-20 years in prison.
Is constantly calling someone harassment?
Calls made repeatedly—several times a night or one each day—are usually made to annoy you. Also, calling until you pick up hides the same intent. If you have asked them to stop calling and they still do, it’s harassment. Calls with a threatening tone, or ones including a blackmail message are considered harassment.
Can you press charges for someone harassing you?
In addition to criminal charges, harassment can result in civil actions brought by the victim. While restraining orders are often handled in court as a civil matter, violations of a civil restraining order can trigger criminal charges, including felony charges. Harassment can also result in civil lawsuits for damages.
How many times can someone call before it’s harassment?
Just one unwelcome call can be harassing; but usually your local phone company will not take action unless the calls are frequent. However, if a call specifically threatens you or your family with bodily harm, the phone company will generally take immediate action.
How do you legally tell someone to stop contacting you?
You could send them a letter, perhaps from a lawyer (either certified mail or delivered by a process server) telling them to stop contacting you or you will be forced to seek legal remedies. If they get the letter and still contact you, a judge will most likely grant you later request for an anti harassment order.