Restraining Order in South Jordan, Utah
Protective Orders in Utah
A protective order – or restraining order – is a legal decree issued by a state court. The order requires that one person (respondent) stops harming another person (petitioner). There are several different statutes that govern how, why, and when protective orders can be issued by a Utah judge. There are also various types of restraining orders. We encourage you to discuss your unique situation with a lawyer who understands the process of filing a restraining order. The team at Carr | Woodall is ready to assist you.
When to Request a Restraining Order
If you have been harmed by someone or have credible evidence to suggest that you could potentially be harmed by someone, you may be able to file for a restraining order. Typically, a restraining order is sought against a spouse or relative who has done harm already or has threatened to do harm. There are also stalking injunctions that can be issued by a judge for cases where the petitioner of the protective order is not related to or has not lived with the respondent in the past.
You may be able to obtain a restraining order if you have been the victim of domestic abuse or violence in the form of:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual assault
Handling Restraining Order Violations
If you have been granted either a temporary or permanent restraining order and the respondent violates your protective order, you should immediately call the police. When the police officer arrives, you will show them a copy of your protective order and request the case number for the incident to ensure that the proper paperwork has been filed. It is important that you report each and every violation of the protective order to the police so that proper steps can be taken to ensure your personal safety.
Seek Safety & Security
Every person has the right to feel safe and secure. If someone has harmed you, a member of your family, or your child, you can likely seek a legal remedy. Working with a South Jordan restraining order attorney with a background in family law is in your best interest.
At Carr | Woodall, we will fight to ensure your personal safety. Whether you need help filing an initial protective order or enforcing an existing order, we act quickly and efficiently.
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