Restraining Orders


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When you are arrested or served with a criminal summons, your life is affected in man different ways. Did you know that even before your case comes to trial the court can subject you to travel restrictions, serious financial burdens, and even convict you of a bail violation without ever having to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt? Whether it is a minor traffic violation or a major felony, I can help you avoid these pitfalls and allow you to resolve your matter in a manner that is swift, thorough, and achieves the best possible result for you, the client.

I help clients in both seeking and defending against restraining orders.

A restraining order violation, no matter how small, is considered a felony.

I can protect your rights.

I fight aggressively on your behalf.

As an attorney well versed in restraining order law, I provide my clients with help in all aspects of restraining order law. I represent clients who are seeking to take out restraining orders as well as those defending against them. I get to know each client’s individual situation and provide them with options beyond this strict moment in time to help them solve the problem as a whole, beyond this individual order.

Restraining orders are a greatly misunderstood topic in today’s society. In one instance, they can provide the victim of abuse or violence much needed protection by ending all contact between the victim and their tormentor, in the same breath, they can be used as a weapon by a vengeful ex making a violation of the order, no matter how small, a felony and depriving you of your constitutional right to bear arms. Whether you are seeking to have a restraining order taken out against someone else or looking to defend yourself against one, it is vital to have a qualified restraining order attorney, like myself there by your side to see that your rights are fairly represented.

Applying for and getting a restraining order

Contrary to popular belief, you cannot take a restraining order out against a person simply by choice. The person you are seeking the restraining order must either be a member of your family; be someone you have a child in common with; or be someone with whom you have a substantial dating relationship. In this latter instance, it is up to the court to decide what qualifies as a substantial dating relationship. In addition when seeking a restraining order you need to prove abuse, either physical or severe emotional. However, getting a restraining order is not impossible when you have a qualified attorney well versed in restraining order law by your side to help you through this emotional experience. Let me be your voice and help you get the protection you deserve.

Defending against an order

Did you know that having a restraining order against you can disqualify you from certain jobs? That it can cause you to lose your constitutional right to bear arms, in some cases permanently? That it can cause you to surrender any and all firearms you have in your possession? That a restraining order violation, no matter how small, is considered a felony? As I have stated above, a restraining order is not something that is given out without cause. A full restraining order cannot be issued without a hearing, which must be held within 10 days of you being served. While oftentimes the court will issue a temporary or “10 day” restraining order in the interim, which is issued without a hearing, this is not the end of the story. As an attorney well versed in restraining order defense, I can protect your rights and keep the restraining order from issuing against you. As with all my cases, I take the time to get to know these cases intimately even on short notice. Let me help you defend yourself and get you the justice you deserve.

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