Know the Laws: Tennessee
UPDATED September 21, 2012
A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A protection order is a civil order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In Tennessee protection orders protect against domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Your TN protection order can be enforceable in another state.
If you are planning to move to TN or are going to be in TN for any reason, your protection or restraining order may be enforced.