Restraining Order Attorneys
If you have been arrested for domestic violence of any kind, you will face at least one type of restraining order and quite likely, more.
Criminal Restraining Orders
In all domestic violence cases, an automatic no-contact order is issued and stays in effect for 72 hours after the arrest. You can have no contact with the complaining party during this time.
The restraining order stays in effect to protect the alleged victim and any witnesses from harassment or intimidation throughout the duration of the legal proceedings.
Civil Orders for Protection
The alleged victim may request a temporary or permanent civil protection order. This order prevents you from contacting the person by phone, in person, or electronically — even through a third party. You cannot come within 100 yards of the person at home, at work or anywhere.
With a civil protection order against you, you cannot own a weapon, obtain a security clearance or be hired to perform certain jobs. It prevents you from returning to your home and seeing your children. In a divorce, you will not be treated equally regarding child custody and visitation.
If a temporary protection order becomes permanent, its conditions must be followed for the rest of your life.
If you have been served with notice that a restraining order or protective order has been taken out against you, contact the criminal defense attorneys at our firm in Colorado Springs as soon as possible. We will represent you at a hearing to fight the imposition of the order.
Successful Defense of Restraining and Protective Orders
Our lawyers are very successful at defeating attempts to impose restraining orders.
We also represent clients charged with violating restraining or protective orders. Even if the original allegation was made up or exaggerated to gain leverage in a divorce or custody battle, violating a protective order results in additional criminal charges.
Restraining Order Violations
Helping Clients Deal With Accusations of Restraining Order Violations
After an incident of domestic violence, or the allegations that an assault occurred, a restraining order is frequently issued. Whether it is a temporary order or long-term restraining order, any violation of that order may result in serious consequences for the alleged offender.
At our law office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, lawyers confidently handle cases involving the violation of a restraining order or protective order. We take the time to examine the situation in order to provide clients with a realistic picture of the potential outcomes to and consequences of the case. Contact a restraining order lawyer at our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Though the actual violation of the restraining order is most frequently a misdemeanor charge, judges tend to treat these cases extremely seriously. Since most protective orders stem from an accusation or finding of domestic violence, a judge may see the violation of the order as continued harassment or violence and sentence the offender to jail or issue other punishments.
Defenses to Charges of Violating a Protective Order
There are a variety of defenses that can be used when standing up for a client who is accused of violating a restraining order. These can include:
Unintentional contact in a public place, when neither party was aware that the other would be there
Responding to an invited contact from the protected party
Both parties have chosen to disregard the order, shown by a pattern of behavior by both
Regardless of the situation, we can help you fight for your rights in court. A violation of an order of protection or restraining order can result in serious consequences so it is essential that you have experienced legal counsel on your side.
Contact a Colorado Restraining Order Violation Attorney
If you are facing charges of violating a restraining order, take action to protect yourself immediately with the help of an experienced lawyer. Contact our protective order attorneys to arrange a free consultation.