In Colorado, restraining orders were renamed protection orders. In general, a Temporary Civil Protection Order (TPO) is a tool that can help protect victims of domestic violence, abuse or stalking. This order may require the abuser to stay a certain distance away from the victim and/or the victim’s children, both at home and at work. In addition, the restrained person may be prohibited from contacting the victim in person, by telephone, by mail, by E-mail, and through the use of a third party.
In order to obtain a TPO, a party must convince the judge that he or she will suffer immediate irreparable harm unless the order is issued. If the TPO is granted, the Court will conduct a hearing at a later date when both parties have an opportunity to appear to determine whether the protection order should be made permanent.
If you are the victim of domestic violence or stalking, then a Protection Order maybe a legally binding and effective method to prevent contact with your abuser.
Unfortunately,there are also instances when people inappropriately obtain a TPO by falsely accusing someone of abuse or violence. If you are falsely accused and facing a TPO, Barre can help you with that situation as well.