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May 28, 2020

What kinds of injunctions against harassment are there? How long do they last?

There are two types of injunctions against harassment you may be granted: a temporary restraining order (TRO) or an injunction from further harassment.1

A temporary restraining order (TRO) can last for up to 90 days from the date it is granted. A hearing will take place within 15 days after the TRO is granted. If the harasser has not been properly notified before the date of the hearing, the court may set a new date for the hearing, so long as it does not exceed 90 days from the date the TRO was granted.2 The TRO may temporarily prevent the harasser from harassing you.3

An injunction from further harassment can be granted if the judge finds that there is substantial evidence that harassment has occurred. This injunction can last for up to 3 years.2

1 HRS § 604-10.5(c)
2 HRS § 604-10.5(g)
3 HRS § 604-10.5(f)