Legal Information: New Mexico

Restraining Orders

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December 28, 2022

Civil Restraining Orders (for harassment or other harm)

Victims of harassment or other harmful acts/crimes can apply for a civil restraining order (also called an injunction) if the victim is likely to suffer permanent (irreparable) harm if the court does not order the other person to stop the behavior and stay away. In the sections below, we explain the requirements for getting this type of restraining order in the first, second, and twelfth judicial districts. If you live in a different judicial district, you can contact an attorney or contact the district court to find out if this type of restraining order is available where you live.

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