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Legal Information: South Carolina

Restraining Orders

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December 8, 2020

What protections can I get in a permanent restraining order?

A permanent restraining order can order the respondent not to:

  • abuse, threaten to abuse, or bother (“molest”) you and members of your family;
  • enter or attempt to enter your home, workplace, school, or other location; and
  • communicate or attempt to communicate with you or members of your family.1

​An emergency restraining order issued by the Magistrate’s Court can provide the same protections.2

​1 S.C. Code § 16-3-1910(K)
2 S.C. Code § 16-3-1920(I)