Orders of protection

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Orders of protection

An order protection is a valuable tool in the fight against domestic violence and abuse. You do
not need to be married to obtain an order protection. It is important to have legal representation
from the very outset to ensure that your petition for an order protection will be granted by the
court. In the alternative, those were the victim of false allegations of domestic violence and must
defend themselves in court are well advised to consult with an attorney well in advance of any
court appearances to protect their rights and interests. You do not want to be included in a
domestic violence registry which may adversely impact your employment or custody interest for
many years based upon false allegations.
The court can grant in order protection, which may direct respondent:
Not to assault, menace, or harass you or commit crimes of reckless endangerment or disorderly
conduct towards you;
To be removed by the police from where you are living;
To stay away from you, your residence, your job and other places you may want;
Not to telephone or email you or write letters.
The court can also protect your children in the order protection. For example, the court can
direct that visitation with the children be supervised.
Potential penalty for violation of an order protection is incarceration (jail). It is always wise to
have an attorney represent you in connection to any family events proceeding to obtain the best
possible outcome. I have litigated many such cases to a positive outcome for my clients.