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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of November 25, 2023

What protections can I get in a sexual violence protection order?

In a sexual violence protection order,  the judge can order the abuser to:

  • not bother, harass, stalk, intimidate, or threaten you;
  • stay away from any place where you are if the judge believes that it would prevent the abuser from bothering, intimidating, threatening, or interfering with you or your family member;
  • turn over to the police any firearms for which s/he has a license to possess, carry, or use for target practice if the judge believes that the firearm could be used to hurt you or your family; and
  • follow any other order necessary for your protection.1

1 8 L.P.R.A. § 1282