There are two distinct categories of restraining orders, or what the court terms an “injunction”: domestic abuse and harassment. A court order known as an injunction directs a party to stop doing or committing specific conduct. Injunction and restraining order are practically the same thing. If you need help, Karp & Iancu, S.C. can help you.
The legal definition of harassment states that it includes “making physical contact with another person, whether by punching, kicking, or in any other way; acting in a way that would be considered neglect, sexual misconduct, or intimidation; or trying or threatening to act in a way that would be considered the same.” harassing or intimidating another individual on a regular basis while carrying out behaviors that have no lawful purpose to them.
How do you know you qualify for a harassment injunction?
You should pause and consider these three crucial issues to ascertain whether you qualify for a harassment injunction:
1) Is my harasser calling me constantly for no reason at all and/or threatening to harm me?
2) If I do not reply, would my harasser keep in touch with me?
3) Have I informed my harasser to cease calling me?
If “Yes” was your response to any of these inquiries, you might have a strong case for requesting a harassment injunction. If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” you might still have a case, but it would be better if you talked to a lawyer with a restraining order experience first.
Someone who is being harassed may make a complaint if they are being threatened, intimidated, persistently contacted, or all of the above. This question is intended to assist you in deciding how long of an injunction to request and to create fair expectations for the duration of your injunction. You must, however, demonstrate that your harasser is contacting you repeatedly for no discernible reason.
In order for an injunction to be effective, you must have given your harasser notice to stop contacting you, so the answer to question 3, “Have I told my prowler to stop calling me?” is essential. If your harasser continues to call or harass you when you request them to stop, the court will not be sympathetic to them.
Speak to a lawyer!
Please contact a lawyer immediately to discuss your legal alternatives for protection if they have firearms and you believe there is a real danger to your safety. The court has the authority to order the removal of any firearms or other weapons if they are relevant to your case.