With sufficient factual basis a new restraining order can be issued. If no RO is in place than contact may be made, although not advised.
If it is a criminal RO and the case is otherwise closed, it will not be extended. If it is an open criminal case, it will likely be extended until at least the end of the case. If it was from family court, it can be extended.
I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a substitution for a meeting whereas all potential legal issues can be discussed.
After a restraining order expires you won't be violating it if you contact the protected party. If the order arises out of a criminal case the temporary order could be extended as long as the case is pending and the same would apply in a Family Court proceeding. However, once a case is completed final orders of protection usually cannot be extended.
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