||How long does an Order of Protection last?|
Your attorney or court advocate can best answer this question for you. There are three types of an Order
of Protection. Each type may be granted for a specific length of time.
1. EMERGENCY ORDER OF PROTECTION: This order can be in effect for a 14 to 21 day period.
2. INTERIM ORDER OF PROTECTION: This order can be effective for up to a period of 30 days.
3. PLENARY ORDER OF PROTECTION: This order can be in effect for a fixed period of time, not to exceed 2 years,
unless otherwise provided for by the court. This order can also expire by the occurrence of a specific event.