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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
August 6, 2021

Can I renew or cancel an order for protection against high-risk behavior?

The judge can renew an extended order for protection against high-risk behavior after the respondent has received notice of your petition for renewal and has an opportunity to participate in a hearing. You must file a petition to renew the order within the three-month period before the order is set to expire. The judge can renew the order for up to one year.1

A temporary order or extended order can be canceled (dissolved) if the person who applied for the order, or the respondent, makes a request in writing to appear in court and asks that order be dissolved. The judge could dissolve the order if:

  • s/he believes that the respondent no longer poses a risk of causing a self-inflicted injury or a personal injury to another person by having a firearm; or
  • both parties agree that the order should be dissolved and the judge believes there is “good cause” to do so.2

1 N.R.S. § 33.640(3)
2 N.R.S. § 33.640(1)