Types of Protective Orders

Virginia provides a few different types of protective orders for violence victims, including:

  • An emergency protective order, issued by a judge or magistrate, which lasts 72 hours.
  • A preliminary protective order, issued by a judge, which lasts 15 days.
  • A permanent protective order, issued by a judge, which lasts up to 2 years and can be renewed.

Protective Order Litigation


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