What Exactly is a Restraining Order and How Can it Impact My Life?
Incidents of domestic violence can be troubling for friends and family to hear about and for the parties going through it to endure. When an alleged victim of domestic violence fears for their life, they may request that the court issue a restraining order on you to prevent any further harm to be caused.
A restraining order is a civil order that can restrict you from making any contact, whether physically, over the phone, or through the Internet with the person who placed the restraining order on you. While the restraining order itself is a civil order any violation of it can result in a criminal charge. Restraining orders are often filed out of fear. Some out of retaliation. If you have a restraining order placed on you by an alleged victim, contact a criminal defense attorney to help sort through your situation to see if there’s a solution for your case.
Can I Fight To Overturn My Restraining Order?
A restraining order can cause you significant stress, on top of potentially being unable to see certain members of your family, including your children. Having a restraining order filed against you may mean you cannot go home to sleep,, and will affect your status to lawfully possess a firearm. Many of your rights will be impeded by having a restraining order filed against you.. You have the right to contest the issuance and/or the extension of such orders in Court. With the help of a criminal defense attorney, you may be able to contest the validity of the restraining order and restore your rights and freedoms.
What Situations Constitute Violation of a Restraining Order?
Violating a restraining order can be relatively easy. Being within a certain proximity of the alleged victim can cause you to violate your restraining order. On top of that, any attempt to contact the alleged victim through phone, text, email, social media, or through a third party can be a violation of your restraining order.
If you have been accused of violating your restraining order, you may risk facing serious penalties. Be sure to obtain the services of a criminal defense attorney to help you defend yourself from any wrongdoing and maintain the rights and liberties you deserve.
How Can a Domestic Violence Lawyer Help Me Win My Restraining Order Case?
Restraining orders can be difficult to deal with, especially if you believe they aren’t warranted. While the alleged victim is sure to get the majority of empathy from others, we believe you are owed respect and have rights of your own. Your rights should be protected, no matter the circumstances. We are dedicated to making sure your restraining order case gets the attention and commitment it deserves. Call us now at 617-227-8383 for a free consultation.