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What if my dad wants to put a restraning order on my boyfriend how long does it last?

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my dad never liked him and he found out that we were talking and he now wants to put a restraining order on him

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Your father is not a victim and cannot request a Protective Order on him. That is the law.

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Your dad cannot put a restraining order against him if there have been no threats, nor a protective order if there are have been no assaults. BUT, you dad can trespass warn him not to come to his house and since it is his house, you cannot give him permission to violate that.

Your dad can forbid you to see him and punish you if you do by taking your phone, your car, etc. Your dad can block his number from your cell phone. If your bf is over age and you are under 17 (and there is more than 3 years of difference in age), if your dad has a thought that there may be sexual touching, etc. going on, he could report that to the police.