How do I go about getting a restraining order? Also several of my deceased husbands firearms were taken by police during a raid on a rental. Excuses are being made for not giving them back. What can I do?
A restraining order is issued by a Judge or a Justice of the Peace.You have to have a good reason for asking for one and usually there has to be a previous law enforcement report filed before a restraining order will be granted.You can apply for one with the local Judge or JP and a temporary restraining order may be issued.If it is issued there will be a court hearing within 10 days and then it falls on you to have the burden of proof or the order will be dismissed.