An injunction is a protective order filed by one individual against another. Injunctions are often referred to as a protective order, restraining order, or an order of protection, which basically serves three purposes:
Because injunctions are often associated with domestic violence or the safety of another, the courts take violations of an injunction very seriously. Law enforcement will typically act swiftly when investigating an accusation of an injunction violation, as the safety of our citizens is the primary objective of law enforcement officers.
The following are four types of injunctions:
Injunction of Protection Against Domestic Violence
This type of injunction is a protective order or restraining order in domestic violence situations.
Typically the injunction if filed against:
An individual may request an injunction of protection against domestic violence after just one domestic violence action.
Petition for Injunction Against Repeat Violence
A Petition for Injunction against Repeat Violence may be requested if two or more acts of domestic violence has been committed, with at least one of the domestic violence acts occurring within the last six months.
Petition for Injunction Against Dating Violence
A Petition for Injunction Against Dating Violence may be requested when the two parties have had a significant romantic relationship of an intimate nature within the last six months. An act, threat, or implied perception of a potentially violent nature must exist in this case.
Petition for Injunction Against Sexual Violence
A Petition for Injunction Against Sexual Violence may be requested if you have been the victim of sexual violence, have reported the incident of violence to the police or other law enforcement agency, and agree to cooperate in any criminal proceeding against the abuser.
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