Protection Orders

Clinics

Washoe Legal Services conducts weekly protection order clinics in both English and Spanish.  Due to limited seating, please contact us to register.  Sorry, kids, family and friends are not allowed.  Please view our calendar for dates and times.

Protection Orders

What will you learn?

We will teach you what is needed to obtain an Extended Protection Order in Family Court, including how to prepare for your extension hearing.

What are the different types of orders?

Restraining Orders

Usually issued in Justice Court and prohibit persons from engaging in certain activities or being within proximity of other persons or places. Used between persons who are not family to one another, roommates, or in a romantic relationship. A restraining order may also be issued in Family Court in an ongoing case to deal with financial matters. The idea is to put a “restraint” by Court Order against the Adverse Party.

Protection Orders

Issued by the Family Court where there is a family, romantic, or roommate relationship between the parties, and serves to prohibit persons from engaging in certain activities or being within proximity of other persons or places. Requires that there have been an act or acts of domestic violence as defined by Nevada law against the Applicant by the Adverse Party. This would include physical violence, sexual assault, threats of violence, harm to property, stalking, and/or harassment. The idea is to “protect” the Applicant by Court Order from the Adverse Party. A violation of a protection order is a crime in and of itself.

No Cause Orders

Often issued in criminal matters as a condition of bail, bond, or own recognizance release and also as a term of a suspended sentence, probation, or parole. These orders are NOT independently enforceable.

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