As an experienced Saratoga Domestic Violence Attorney, I am often asked how long an order of protection lasts.
- An order of protection is designed to keep someone who is harming another away from that person.
- Temporary orders of protection last until the holder’s next court date, and final orders of protection can last from one to several years.
- In the case of aggravated circumstances – such as use of a weapon or infliction of bodily harm – a five-year order of protection may be entered.
Are you being mentally or physically abused and need help? Contact dedicated Saratoga Family Law Attorney Ashley Mahserjian for help.