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When may a temporary protective order be issued?

Tennessee courts are tasked with issuing protective orders when individuals petition for protection from others who they believe are threats to them. It is important that readers understand that the circumstances discussed in this blog are not the only ways that protective orders may be issued and that different factual scenarios can have different legal outcomes. However, temporary protective orders are generally issued when violence has been threatened or allegedly committed against a person by someone else.

Most protective orders in Tennessee are temporary; a protective order expires after a year and therefore is not permanent or long-term unless made so by a judge. While protective orders may be issued in domestic violence cases, they may also be applicable in situations of alleged stalking, abuse, and when alleged victims feel as though they are in danger.

It is up to a judge to decide if a protective order should be issued. They will look at the facts the petitioner has presented and consider the consequences the accused party will face if they are limited in their contact with the petitioner. Violations of protective orders can be costly and may result in incarceration, and therefore courts must carefully consider if they should be put into place.

When a court issues a temporary protective order it will impose limitations on how a person may contact their alleged victim, if at all. They may stop the person from going to certain places or using certain communication methods with the alleged victim. Protective orders can change the way that accused parties must live, and when they threaten their family lives and jobs they may be challenged with the help of domestic violence defense attorneys.

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