Prosecuting and Defending Protective Orders in Criminal and Family Court
Courts and magistrates regularly issue Protective Orders relating to criminal and family law litigation. Protective Orders may be as general as prohibiting future abusive contact and as specific as dictating custody and visitation arrangements; assigning possession of real and personal property; and requiring the payment of certain ongoing expenses.
Carrying a firearm while subject to a Protective Order is both a state and federal felony; other seemingly innocent conduct could lead to mandatory incarceration. The issuance of a Protective Order significantly impacts the course of and rights in divorce, custody/visitation, and criminal defense proceedings. It may also impact your employment, security clearance, professional licensure, and other rights. Prosecuting and defending against Protective Orders requires the skill of a trial lawyer experienced in and familiar with all aspects of your ongoing litigation.