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How many restraining orders are issued in Connecticut?

From social stigma to difficulty landing a job, accusations of domestic violence and restraining orders can affect the accused in many ways. If you are wondering how many restraining orders are issued every year, it is important to take a look at statistics and understand just how many have applied for restraining orders. There are many reasons why people decide to apply for restraining orders against their spouse or partner, such as allegations of physical or verbal abuse. Sometimes these claims are valid, but many people have also been falsely accused of these types of behavior in Stamford, and throughout Connecticut.

The Connecticut Judicial Branch published statistics which reveal the number of restraining orders that have been applied for and issued in the state over the past several years. According to the data, between July 1, 2015 and September 30, 2015 there were 7,681 family violence protective orders issued, 2,446 restraining order applications filed, 1,338 ex parte restraining orders issued and 816 restraining orders issued after a hearing. Clearly, restraining orders affect thousands of people in Connecticut every year and it is vital for people who have had a restraining order taken out against them to closely evaluate their set of circumstances.

If you are dealing with a restraining order or false allegations of domestic violence, you should do everything you can to protect your rights and familiarize yourself with how you may be affected by a restraining order. Please understand that this post was written to inform people of the prevalence of restraining orders and is not legal advice.

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