• A temporary restraining order (TRO) temporarily restrains the defendant from contacting the alleged victim of domestic violence.
  • A TRO remains in existence until it is vacated by the court or the alleged victim tells the court he or she no longer needs one.
  • A final restraining order can only be entered after a hearing before a superior court judge and is final.
  • There is no duration of a final restraining order; they exist and last until the victim asks the courts to take it off.
  • If there is ever a violation of either a temporary or final restraining order, it is criminal in nature and the person who violates that restraining order faces time in the county jail.
  • Prior to entering court or going to court on a final restraining order hearing, you should consult with an experienced domestic violence attorney in New Jersey to discuss your case.