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Old October 3rd, 2008, 08:57 PM
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Default No such thing as restraining orders in PA.

I was reading a thread, and an announcement on this board, and in both, I saw two incidents where something was referred to as a "restraining order." I then did a search on the forum, and found numerous others where a "restraining order" was referred to in reference to domestic violence incidents and other harassment.

Pennsylvania does not have "restraining orders." The only legal document that almost matches the same description is a "Protection from Abuse Order" (henceforth PFA) A PFA can be issued by the courts in domestic violence situations, and there are penalties for violation of these orders.

I hope this helps.
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Yes you're correct its called a PFA. But as is prevalent on the internet, the more common term was used to eliminate confusion I think.

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Default Re: No such thing as restraining orders in PA.

You mean, kinda like calling a certain piece of paper a "gun permit" or numerous other incarnations of the same thing?

Just wondering...

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You mean, kinda like calling a certain piece of paper a "gun permit" or numerous other incarnations of the same thing?

Just wondering...

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"Gun Permit"? Wtf is a gun permit? You sir, are off your rocker!
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In Pennsylvania Your permit to carry concealed is called a License to carry fire arms. Other states call it a CCW. In New Jersey it's called a crime.
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Default Re: No such thing as restraining orders in PA.

Yeah, thanks, that was my point. I was trying to educate the members here as to the proper terminology for a PFA.
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Default Re: No such thing as restraining orders in PA.

arent there federal restraining orders though?
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arent there federal restraining orders though?
If there is, I need as much info as possible, particularly how to get one.

My g/f had A Protection order against her ex, but it expired and he ran to the other side of the country as soon as he wasa granted unsupervised parole or whatever the hell it's called. Form there, he continues to verbally threaten my life, and my g/f's life while on the phone with the kids. We can't even get a court to see the problem with that and eliminate the mandatory nightly phone calls. It's ridiculous.

What's really bad is that he's suckered another young female in and is again engaged to an unsuspecting 19 year old. He's 37, and a documented Sociopath as recorded on court documents.

Pisses me off. I'd LOVE to warn her and her family.

Anyway...anybody have any info on that federal protection order???
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Default Re: No such thing as restraining orders in PA.

While there isn't any such thing as a restraining order a judge or magistrate can order two people to stay x amount away from each others at all times. I know, our local magistrate once said it to me (and another guy) ... long story
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If there is, I need as much info as possible, particularly how to get one.

My g/f had A Protection order against her ex, but it expired and he ran to the other side of the country as soon as he wasa granted unsupervised parole or whatever the hell it's called. Form there, he continues to verbally threaten my life, and my g/f's life while on the phone with the kids. We can't even get a court to see the problem with that and eliminate the mandatory nightly phone calls. It's ridiculous.

What's really bad is that he's suckered another young female in and is again engaged to an unsuspecting 19 year old. He's 37, and a documented Sociopath as recorded on court documents.

Pisses me off. I'd LOVE to warn her and her family.

Anyway...anybody have any info on that federal protection order???
Have you called the police about it? Record the calls if you can and take the tapes to the police or a lawyer.
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