If a person feels unsafe or threatened by another person, he or she can seek the relief of a protection order. A protection order also known as a restraining order is a court document which prohibits the respondent (the person against whom the protection order is being made) from engaging in abusive behaviour of any type towards the victim. But how does a person get a protection order in Trinidad and Tobago? Who can apply for one? How long can a protection order last?
Here are 7 important things you should know about protection orders in Trinidad and Tobago: