Restraining Orders Lawyers

serving clients in Henderson, Las Vegas and other Clark County, NV cities

Being threatened or feeling endangered is not to be taken lightly.

In Nevada, the law recognizes the urgency of your situation by allowing the court system to issue a temporary protection order (TPO), also known as a ‘protective order’ or a ‘restraining order’.

Restraining orders offer swift, crucial protection against violence, abuse, harassment, or stalking by family, friends, or former partners.

Smith Legal Group can take swift legal action to protect individuals who feel they are in imminent harm.

Call (702) 410-5001 for a free consultation if you need a temporary protection order.

Initiate the first move toward a safer tomorrow

If you believe you’re in immediate and present danger, don’t wait.

Get help by calling 911.

First responders are trained to address urgent threats to your safety, while crisis centers in Southern Nevada like S.A.F.E. House, and The Shade Tree, and the National Domestic Hotline (800-799-7233) can also provide emergency assistance.

Granting a restraining order in Nevada

Finding yourself in a situation where your safety is compromised can be overwhelmingly stressful.

In Nevada, temporary protection orders – also known as temporary restraining orders – are legally enforced directives issued by a court to prevent an individual from engaging in activities that could harm or intimidate another.

Though commonly associated with domestic violence situations, these orders also extend to cases involving workplace harassment, aggravated stalking, sexual assault, child abuse, and elder abuse.

Nevada’s court system considers several factors when granting a restraining order:

  • Evidence of Threat or Harm
  • Immediacy of Danger
  • Relationship to the Petitioner
  • Past Incidents
  • Protection Needs
  • Impact on Minor Children
  • Overall Circumstances

Medical reports, text exchanges, eyewitness testimonials, each piece of evidence plays a pivotal role in determining whether or not the court will grant the protective order.

Smith Legal Group will assist you in gathering necessary proof for a compelling court argument, maximizing your chance for a favorable outcome.

Filing for temporary protection orders in Nevada

The first step to obtaining a temporary protection order is to file an application at your local justice court.

There are 5 types of temporary protection orders (TPOs) available in Nevada:

  • Domestic Violence: People or a parent/guardian on behalf of their minor child experiencing harm or about to experience harm and in a relationship created by blood, marriage, intimate partnership, or dating.
  • Stalking & Harassment: People experiencing harm or about to experience harm by stalking and/or harassment and are siblings, cousins, or do not have a relationship by blood, marriage, or dating.
  • Protection of Minors: A parent or guardian who believes that someone is committing a crime of physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, or sexual exploitation of a child.
  • Workplace Harassment: Employers who need to keep someone away from an employee or the workplace.
  • Sexual Assault: Victims of a sexual crime, including attempted force or threatening to use force.

Nevada courts usually act fast, often reviewing your application within the first 24 hours of the filing.

If approved, an order of protection can be issued, valid for up to 45 days. During this period, a more comprehensive court hearing is scheduled to decide on an extended protection order.

It’s crucial to arrive prepared, as the judge will require evidence to support your case. Photos, texts, police reports – all are within the scope of scrutiny.

Smith Legal Group will help you collect essential evidence to strengthen your case in court, increasing the likelihood of a positive result.

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Smith Legal Group believes feeling safe is non-negotiable.

Securing a temporary order of protection in Nevada may seem like an overwhelming task, but you don’t have to face it alone.

If you or a loved one needs legal protection and is seeking a temporary order of protection, we can help you regain peace of mind.

Don’t allow fear to control your life any further!

Complete our submission form below or call us at (702) 410-5001 to discuss a protective order in a free consultation.

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