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Commonly known as a restraining order, an injunction is a court order telling a person not to contact (directly or indirectly) another person or to be within so many feet of locations where another person might be (such as work, home, or religious establishment).

  • Do you represent the person asking for the injunction or the person getting the injunction?

At Jordan Law we have represented and continue to represent both the petitioner (person who wants the injunction) and the respondent (person who the injunction is against).

  • Can I get an injunction?

If your situation meets the requirements for an injunction, then the decision to apply or not apply for an injunction is entirely up to you. A lawyer cannot tell you what to put in an application for injunction, but can help you file the paperwork and represent you at any hearings. If you believe that you (or a loved one) are in imminent danger, you should apply for an injunction.

  • What are the different types of injunctions?

There are two main types of injunctions: Injunctions for violence and Injunction for Stalking.

  1. For an injunction for violence, the court distinguishes between violence, repeat violence (meaning the violence has happened more than once and at least the last time was within the past 6 months), sexual violence and dating violence (wherein the parties were dating within the 6 months).
  2. Injunction for stalking are for instances where the person has been harassed or received a credible threat from another person.


  • Is an injunction a criminal action?​

No. An injunction is a civil order from the court. If you were harmed, you should first contact 911 and let them do a criminal investigation and then get an injunction. The two are separate. However, if a person violates an injunction, a criminal case could be brought against them for the violation.


  •  What is the process?
  1. The person seeking the injunction goes to the local courthouse and files the paperwork.
  2. A judge reviews the decision and makes an initial decision – to enter a temporary injunction or not.
  3. If the judge grants the temporary injunction, a hearing is set to decide whether or not a final/permanent injunction will be entered.
  4. The other party is served with the injunction paperwork and if there is a temporary injunction ordered it goes into effect IMMEDIATELY.
  5. At the hearing, both sides can introduce and submit evidence for the judge to consider. After hearing all the evidence, the judge will make a decision.

  • How can an attorney help me?

We can organize your evidence and witnesses in the most helpful manner to get the injunction granted to not granted.

  • What are the downsides of having an injunction granted against me?

If you possess firearms, you will have to forfeit them to the sheriff for the duration of your injunction and are not permitted to be near firearms or ammunition. Additionally, you will likely have to inform your place of employment, which could result in consequences. You also may not be eligible for certain jobs. On a criminal background check, a civil injunction is not going to show up, however, on a more detailed background check, you will have a record of an injunction.



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Injunctions are court orders preventing a party from doing something. They can range anywhere from preventing a parent from moving a child out of state, to preventing one party from contacting another.

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