is a restraining order the same as an order of protection...or are they different? I dont know a lot about this stuff
Here in Georgia there are temporary protection orders, and then there are restraining orders. The TPO is usually issued as soon as a problem is reported. When I needed a TPO the judge came to the court house right away to sign it even though it was technically after hours. When I got the restraining order there was an actual court date set and my abuser was served papers for that so he could show up and defend himself if he wanted to. He tried, but failed miserably. The judge gave me a restraining order against him. The TPO is short term, the RO was for 12 months. If you get a RO, when 12 months is up, you can ask the court to renew it for another 12 months, or they can make it a permanent order. Hope that helps....
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