A temporary restraining order, also known as a temporary restraining order (TRO), is a temporary restraint designed to prevent a violator of a restraining order from doing or taking certain actions. In most cases, a TRO is sought to prevent the enforcement of an order that has been entered into a court. Specifically, a TRO can be used to protect victims of domestic violence, child abuse, spousal abuse or dating violence. Also, a TRO can be used to protect children and others who are the subject of stalking.
Temporary restraining orders are generally filed in the local or county courts when the victim is in immediate danger of harm or immediate danger of someone else. Such protection is also sought in many instances where a person has been the victim of stalking or harassment by someone they believe does not have a legitimate right to be in their home, school, place of work, etc. In addition, a TRO may be filed when a person has been threatened in any manner. Additionally, many times a TRO is sought to prevent bail jumping. When a person jumps bail because they believe they will not be able to appear at their scheduled court date for whatever reason, this is considered a violation of the terms of their bond.
So, if you’ve ever had one of these kinds of protective orders (or know someone who has! ), you probably understand the need for a stay. Stays are not only time-consuming, but extremely complicated for the people involved. But rest easy: a stay will stay!