Victims of domestic violence, or any other violent crime, have a right to obtain a restraining order in an effort to protect themselves. This goes for those who are being stalked or otherwise abused by someone. The process to acquire a restraining order is cut and dry in Colorado and we will lay it out for you in today's post.
First things first in Colorado; you must acquire a temporary restraining order before getting a permanent restraining order. This type of order lasts for a total of 14 days and will give you a date and time for your next hearing. At the hearing you will then make the order permanent if you so choose.
The second part of the process is to make an appearance at the hearing. Should you fail to show, the temporary order will expire and a permanent order will not be issued. The length of the permanent order, should you acquire one, will be determined by the judge presiding over the case. The order is enforceable wherever you travel. It only lasts 120 days for a child.
Temporary and permanent restraining orders help protect people in all aspects of life from someone who has been violent with them or abused them. This includes banning them from the victim's place of employment, removing them from the residence, banning them from a child's daycare or school and even preventing them from having contact with family and friends.
If you or a loved one needs a restraining order in Colorado Springs, visit our site to learn how our firm can help you navigate the process.