Arizona Protective Order Lawyers
At Harmon Law Office, the lawyers handle domestic violence matters. We often see the consequences of domestic violence. However, we also see the negative effects that false accusations can have on a family. Depending on the client, we either defend clients against charges of domestic violence or help them get the protection they need.
Contact us at 480-829-0494 | 877-829-0494. Your initial consultation is always free.
Obtaining a restraining order
The key legal document in domestic violence cases is an order of protection. These orders are easy to obtain. A person who feels threatened or who has been abused by a family member or someone in the household can go to court and get an order of protection. If there have been incidences of child abuse, a parent can obtain an order on behalf of the child. Judges usually respond positively to requests for orders of protection, preferring to err on the side of caution.
Act quickly to defend yourself
If you have had an order of protection entered against you, you will be prohibited from contacting the victim at home or at work. You may be unable to return home to retrieve your belongings. You may be unable to see your children. To overturn the order, you will need to schedule a hearing. It is important to have legal representation at these hearings to help you articulate the reasons why the order should be lifted or modified.
In some cases, a request for a restraining order has little to do with domestic violence. Rather, it is sometimes used to gain the upper hand in a custody battle or other disputes during a divorce. If your spouse or ex-spouse obtains an order against you, don't panic. There are steps we can take to help.
Call the police if the subject violates the order
When people violate a restraining order, they can be arrested on a criminal charge. If you feel threatened, call the police. If you are arrested on an alleged violation and charges are filed, our attorneys can defend you.
We are sensitive to the emotional turmoil and fear that lead up to filing an order of protection. We know how frustrating it is to be the subject of a restraining order. In either case, you can count on us to learn as much as possible about your case so that we can represent you effectively. Contact Harmon Law Office in Tempe, Arizona, at 480-829-0494 | 877-829-0494.