A temporary order of protection in New York is typically in force from the date of issue until the follow up court date.
Once a case concludes, the court will issue a Final Order of Protection, which may last anywhere from one year to a few years, depending on various factors.
The good news is that in a criminal situation, dismissal of charges means that an order of protection ends.
For many families who’ve been hit with a temporary order of protection and are scrambling to figure out how they share childcare duties and pay bills while one is excluded from the house, knowing that there is a specific target to aim for (dismissal of charges) can help you keep in mind that the end might be in sight.
If you’re trying to live your life with an order of protection keeping you from your spouse and kids, call the attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 for a free consultation.