T.R.O Law and Legal Definition

T.R.O is the legal slang for temporary restraining order. A temporary restraining order is a temporary order of a court to preserve current conditions as they are until a hearing is held at which both parties are present. It is also issued to keep one person from harassing another person or group of people. The TRO is only effective for a short period of time, usually lasting no more than a month at most. For the order to become permanent or semi-permanent, a court of law must hear both sides of the case, and there must be sufficient evidence to continue to uphold a restraining order.