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Understanding a temporary restraining order

If you have been accused of a domestic assault crime in Michigan, you may have had a temporary restraining order placed upon you. Understanding what this type of order means and how you can overcome it is one key to fighting for your rights in court. We at the Law Office of Gary Michael Gabry work to not only represent you in court, but also to help you understand exactly what these complex legal terms mean.


According to Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute, a temporary restraining order is an injunction that is placed while you are waiting for your case to go to trial. It cannot be appealed, but may be lifted once the judge has held a hearing to determine orders for the future.


If a judge has seen fit to enforce a temporary restraining order on you, it would be wise to try to learn what was said to convince the judge that this was necessary. You likely did not know that your spouse or significant other was seeking a restraining order, since no notification or involvement of the accused party is required. Finding out what you were accused of that convinced the judge to issue the order can give you an idea of how you can defend yourself in court.


While there is no way to prevent a temporary restraining order from being placed upon you, there are ways to use the information offered to prepare a more effective defense for your hearing. To learn more about this type of order and how it can affect you, please visit our web page.

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