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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of December 14, 2023

Can a final harassment restraining order be extended?

There is a possibility that the injunction can be extended for a period of time (from the initial order) that equals ten years but only if you can prove there is a substantial risk that the respondent may commit any of these crimes against you: first-degree intentional homicidesecond-degree intentional homicidesexual assault or sexual assault of a child (sections (1) or (2)).1 If the respondent has been convicted of committing sexual assault in the first, second, or third degree (sections (1) to (3)) against you, you may request that the injunction be made permanent.2

1 Wis. Stat. § 813.125(4)(d)(1)
2 Wis. Stat. § 813.125(4)(d)(1m)