What are the grounds for getting a restraining order?
The standard test for the order can be sought is whether or not there is evidence of harassment or risk of violence (or further violence) against a victim. You can get a restraining order against someone if the person has:
- Abused (or threatened to abuse you)
- Sexually assaulted you
- Stalked you
- Seriously harassed you
- Made you feel scared or annoyed
It doesn’t matter whether the abuser is a close family member or a complete stranger, a restraining order can still be used to protect the victim.