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.
Domestic Violence Resources in Saratoga County, NY
Out of Town Legal Resources
Sometimes we get calls from people in other parts of the country who have questions about domestic violence. We don’t practice in Connecticut, but we found this firm in New Haven, CT that did a great job with their online legal resources. If you or a family member ever have questions about domestic violence in Connecticut, take a look at their online domestic violence resources.