Jacksonville, FL asked in Domestic Violence for Florida

Q: Is there a limit as to how long a restraining order can last?

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Eric J Dirga
Eric J Dirga
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The term of a "restraining order" (also known as an Order for Protection Against Violence) is set by the issuing judge. This can be extended or shortened by the court. Typically, any modification of the term of the order is done with notice to the victim/petitioner.

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