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Types of Protective Orders

Protective orders, also known as restraining orders, are typically filed by those who are seeking protection from domestic violence, stalking, or other forms of harassment. Essentially, a protective order keeps one person (the alleged aggressor) from contacting or physically harming another person (the alleged victim). While the laws in place seek to provide immediate protection for the alleged victim, the speed at which charges can be placed and restraining orders filed can put the other party at a legal disadvantage, especially if the charges were false. Unfortunately, false domestic violence allegations are a fairly common way for an individual to attempt to gain an advantage over the other person.

Protective Orders in Nevada

Understanding the ins and outs of protective orders is crucial in obtaining the best possible outcome for your case. With an attorney by your side, you can fight your charges and work to get your protective order removed.

There are two types of protective orders in Nevada:

  • Temporary Order of Protection: This order can last a maximum of 30 days, unless specified otherwise by the judge. A violation of this order could lead to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000.
  • Extended Order of Protection: This order can last a maximum of 1 year from the date that the judge approved and signed the extension. If a temporary order has expired, an extended order cannot be issued. A violation of this order could lead to 1-5 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Legal counsel is of utmost importance in protecting yourself throughout your case. In some cases, the person who filed the protective order changes his or her mind and communicates to the other party that it is okay for them to come back, be in contact, etc… Unfortunately, regardless of what that person may have said, the restraining order still stands and you can get in a lot of trouble for violating the terms of the order.

Fight a Protective Order with a Las Vegas Domestic Violence Lawyer!

If you have been served a protective order, immediately get in touch with a trusted defense lawyer. At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, we can help you explore your legal options and challenge the charges you face.

Contact our firm today to learn more about your case!