Consequences of a Restraining Order

Consequences of a Restraining Order

For the person to be restrained, having a restraining order against him or her can have very serious consequences:

  • He or she will not be able to go to certain places or to do certain things
  • He or she might have to move out of his or her home
  • It may affect his or her ability to see his or her children
  • He or she will generally not be able to own a gun. (And he or she will have to turn in or sell any guns they have now and not be able to buy a gun while the restraining order is in effect.)
  • It may affect his or her immigration status if he or she is trying to get a green card or a visa
  • If the restrained person violates (breaks) the restraining order, he or she may go to jail, or pay a fine, or both