Protective orders, often called restraining orders, exist to protect victims of domestic violence. Unfortunately, anymore, people do not always seek protective orders for the right reasons. This results in some South Dakota residents having protective orders put into effect against them when they shouldn't be, and the consequences can be significant. Can a PO, once granted, receive a dismissal?
The short answer to this question is yes. Of course, every case is different. Achieving a PO dismissal, or even modification, will not prove an easy feat.