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Legal Information: District of Columbia

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 1, 2019

Can I renew an extreme risk protection order?

If you are the petitioner in an extreme risk protection order case, you can request that the judge extend the order before it expires. At least 120 days before the order expires, the court is required to let you know that the order will be expiring and give you instructions on how to renew the order.1 When deciding whether to renew the extreme risk protection order, the judge will consider the same factors s/he considered when deciding whether to grant the original order.2

1 D.C. Code § 7-2510.06(a)
2 D.C. Code § 7-2510.06(d)