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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of January 8, 2024

How do I get an extreme risk protective order?

The steps to get an extreme risk protective order are similar to the steps to get a domestic violence restraining order, but you will fill out different forms. When filing for an extreme risk protective order, your petition must include:

  • a sworn statement (affidavit) that includes the facts that cause you to believe that the respondent poses an immediate and present danger of bodily injury to himself/herself or others;
  • the reasons you believe these facts exists; and
  • the number, types, descriptions, and locations of any firearms and ammunition you believe to be in the respondent’s control or possession.1

1 N.J. Stat. § 2C:58-23(b)