Injunctions are court orders preventing a party from doing something. They can range anywhere from preventing a parent from moving a child out of state, to preventing one party from contacting another.
Injunctions are made when there is “no adequate remedy at law.” This means that they’re intended to allow someone who was harmed to be made whole again or given equitable treatment.
When issuing an injunction the court takes into account the parties involved in the case. In some situations, they will also take the publics’ interest into account, especially if there is a history of violence from one of the parties involved.
When an injunction is given it has the force of law behind it. If the person served with an injunction does not follow its order, they can be held in contempt, arrested and charged with violation of an injunction, contempt of court, or a variety of charges based on the violation.