914.24 Civil action to restrain harassment of a victim or witness.-- (1)(a) A circuit court, upon application of the state attorney, shall issue a temporary restraining order prohibiting the harassment of a victim or witness in a criminal case if the court finds, from specific facts shown by affidavit or by verified complaint, that there are reasonable grounds to believe that harassment of an identified victim or witness in a criminal case exists or that such order is necessary to prevent and restrain an offense under s. 914.22, other than an offense consisting of misleading conduct, or to prevent and restrain an offense under s. 914.23. (b)1. A temporary restraining order may be issued under this section without written or oral notice to the adverse party or such party's attorney in a civil action under this section if the court finds, upon written certification of facts by the state attorney, that such notice should not be required and that there is a reasonable probability that the state will prevail on the merits. The temporary restraining order shall set forth the reasons for the issuance of such order, be specific in terms, and describe in reasonable detail, and not by reference to the complaint or other document, the act or acts being restrained. 2. A temporary restraining order issued without notice under this section shall be endorsed with the date and hour of issuance and be filed forthwith in the office of the clerk of the court issuing the order. 3. A temporary restraining order issued under this section shall expire at such time as the court directs, not to exceed 10 days from issuance. The court, for good cause shown before expiration of such order, may extend the expiration date of the order for up to 10 days or for a longer period agreed to by the adverse party. 4. When a temporary restraining order is issued without notice, the motion for a protective order shall be set down for hearing at the earliest possible time and takes precedence over all matters except older matters of the same character; and, if the state attorney does not proceed with the application for a protective order when such motion comes on for hearing, the court shall dissolve the temporary restraining order. 5. If, on 2 days' notice to the state attorney or on such shorter notice as the court may prescribe, the adverse party appears and moves to dissolve or modify the temporary restraining order, the court shall proceed to hear and determine such motion as expeditiously as the ends of justice require. (2)1(a) A circuit court, upon motion of the state attorney, shall issue a protective order prohibiting the harassment of a victim or witness in a criminal case if the court, after a hearing, finds by a preponderance of the evidence that harassment of an identified victim or witness in a criminal case exists or that such order is necessary to prevent and restrain an offense under s. 914.23. (b) At the hearing referred to in paragraph (a), any adverse party named in the complaint has the right to present evidence and cross-examine witnesses. (c) A protective order shall set forth the reasons for the issuance of such order, be specific in terms, and describe in reasonable detail, and not by reference to the complaint or other document, the act or acts being restrained. (d) The court shall set the duration of the protective order for such period as it determines is necessary to prevent the harassment of the victim or witness but in no case shall the duration be set for a period in excess of 3 years from the date of the issuance of the order. The state attorney may, at any time within 90 days before the expiration of such order, apply for a new protective order under this section. (3) As used in this section, the term: (a) "Harassment" means a course of conduct directed at a specific person that: 1. Causes substantial emotional distress in such person; and 2. Serves no legitimate purpose. (b) "Course of conduct" means a series of acts over a period of time, however short, indicating a continuity of purpose. (4) Nothing in this section precludes a court from entering any other order or remedy which may be appropriate in the circumstances.
How Do You Put A Restraining Order On Someone When There Are No Assault Charges Or Criminal Charges?
I have my husband x girlfriend called my phone and leaving me nasty message callin me f bastard and stuff and she is into drugs and around those people and it makes me nervous for my kids she has been in jail for drugs and now is on parole and when she has no where to go she comes and lives with her sister in our neighborhood is there anything I can do to keep her away from my family.
I need to know how to get a restraining order on my ex husbands partner. She continually turns up at events when my two boys aged 12 and 9 years old when they are with their dad for the weekend. He Lives with her in the week and other weekends when the boys don't see their dad. So its not like she doesnt see him. My boys on a regular basis get flustered, upset angry, crying uncontrollably, ague with their dad, when my older son says to her that they are with their dad this weekend she refuses to go and the matter gets worse. My ex husband is weal and he can see that his kids are upset on a regular basis. I ( the boys mother) have to see them come through the door on sundays distraught after these situations happen almost every time the boys see him. Its got to the point where the boys say they don't want to see their dad if she is there. They know that he is with her, but all they are asking is not to be put in this upsetting situation every time they see thier father.thank you. Deborah manchester.