What is a Temporary Protective Order?

What is a Temporary Protective Order?

Category: Civil protection order

A Temporary Protective Order can be granted by a judge after a CPO petition is filed and at the request of the petitioner if they believe they are immediately endangered by the respondent so the petitioner is protected before the CPO trial takes place. The TPO lasts 14 days and typically places restrictions on respondent like staying away and having no contact with the petitioner.

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