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October 5, 2021

Can a final harassment restraining order be extended?

Yes.  There is a possibility that the injunction can be extended for a period of time (from the initial order) that equals 10 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

1 Wis. Stat. § 813.125(4)(d)(1)

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