Restraining Orders Require Immediate Legal Action
Restraining orders are a powerful tool for preventing assaults and domestic abuse. Also known as protective orders, they are civil court orders designed to protect victims by enforcing a zone of no contact, essentially placing a shield around the victim. Police officers are required to enforce such court orders.
Obtaining A Restraining Order
You do not need to press criminal charges or file a police report to apply for a restraining order. It is a separate process that involves its own set of paperwork and hearings.
Pursuing a restraining order requires several legal steps. You must obtain the proper forms, accurately complete the paperwork and file it with the appropriate court. You must also establish your case at a hearing before a judge. Throughout the process, you must ensure that the requisite legal standards are met.
At Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., we walk clients through all steps of the process, from the initial application through the final hearing. Our Broomfield-based restraining order lawyers have more than 40 years of combined experience. We understand the intricacies involved in establishing the legal grounds for a civil restraining order. Our legal team consists of dedicated advocates who work diligently to provide exceptional service.
Defending Against Restraining Orders And Alleged Violations
Defending against restraining orders must also be taken seriously. Having a permanent restraining order against you can leave a lasting mark on your record. Additionally, it can significantly interfere with your daily life — limiting where you can and cannot go — and potentially expose you to significant criminal penalties for violations. If you violate the order by even an inch, you can be arrested and immediately taken to jail.
If you are the subject of a temporary restraining order issued in Colorado, you have the right to challenge the order at a court hearing. Likewise, if you are facing charges of a restraining order violation, you deserve a strong defense.
Our firm offers skilled representation in defending against applications for restraining orders as well as charges of restraining order violations.
We are seasoned criminal defense attorneys with the skill, knowledge, and insight to develop a compelling defense.
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