Additional Types of Orders

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

If you need emergency shelter, call the 24-hour Mission Granbury crisis hotline at 817-579-6848.

Emergency Protective Order (EPO)

An EPO may be issued by a magistrate if the respondent has been arrested for an offense involving family violence and has not bonded out of jail. EPOs remain in effect for up to 61 days after the date issued. The EPO should be followed up by requesting a protective order from the county attorney, which, if granted, can remain in place for up to two years. Violation of an EPO may be punishable by:
  • A fine of up to $4,000
  • Confinement in jail for as long as one year
  • Fines and confinement

Restraining Order

A restraining order is a temporary order from the court normally issued in a divorce and enforced through contempt by the court. Please note: The county attorney does NOT assist with restraining orders.

Criminal Trespass Warning

A criminal trespass warning may be obtained through your local law enforcement agency if certain criteria are met. For assistance, contact the agency in the area where you reside:
Please note: The county attorney does NOT assist the public with criminal trespass warnings.