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What do I need to do to get a restraining order against an

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What do I need to do to get a restraining order against an individual? Do I need to have evidence gathered?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

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Generally, the best way to obtain a restraining order is to file criminal charges against the person for harassment and ask the judge to find the person guilty of that offense and also impose a restraining order for the person to stay away from you for a period of time -- usually 6-12 months.

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