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Is the information about restraining orders public? Where

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Is the information about restraining orders public? Where can I get access to it?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 10 months ago.

Usually they are public record unless it was sealed by the judge.

You can view the restraing order by going to the courthouse and paying the required copy costs to obtain a copy. Alternatively the court may have an online portal that is viewable by the public for free or for a subscription fee.

You will usually need the court case number, the name of one or both of the parties and the proper amount to pay for the copies.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
If the person doesn't have a court case number ***** can't have information about it?
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 10 months ago.

Usually if you have the parties' names you can search for it.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
How does restraining order affect person? Is it going to be on his record?
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 10 months ago.

No, they usually do not show on a person's criminal record unless they violate it and are arrested.

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