The attorneys at The Best Criminal Defense Georgia assist both petitioners and respondents in Violation Of Restraining Order cases in Georgia communities. As discussed below, there are many types of Violation Of Restraining Order issued by Georgia Courts. Some examples include:
- Domestic Violence Violation Of Restraining Order
- Anti-Harassment Orders
- Sexual Assault Protection Orders
At The Best Criminal Defense Georgia, we have over two decades of combined legal experience representing clients in these cases, and we are deeply familiar with the issues that often arise. Our Georgia Violation Of Restraining Order attorneys leave no stone unturned in speedily and thoroughly investigating the circumstances of each and every client’s situation, so that we can prepare a comprehensive case for the court. Our thorough and diligent approach to protection order cases has enabled us to achieve many positive results even in very difficult cases.
UNDERSTANDING Violation Of Restraining Order IN GEORGIA
The law in Georgia provides citizens with numerous mechanisms for obtaining Violation Of Restraining Order. A protection order is an order issued by a court that prohibits one person from contacting another (or multiple protected parties). Protection orders can contain a variety of conditions, but they typically prevent one party from coming within a certain distance of another’s home, school or work, and prohibit contact by any means, even though third parties.
Courts have the authority to impose all sorts of other requirements as conditions of protection orders, including payment of the other party’s costs, participation in treatment, electronic monitoring, and loss of firearms rights. Protection orders can be short-term or can last for years. In some cases, a court can even issue a permanent protection order.
There is a number of different types of protection orders that can be issued by a court; some are related to civil proceedings and others are related to criminal proceedings. Courts dispense different types of orders based on the underlying need for protection.
Types of Protection Orders Issued by Georgia Courts:
- Domestic Violence Order of Protection: A civil order issued by a court at the request of one family member against another.
- Restraining Order: A civil order ordinarily issued during dissolution proceedings covering various relations between parties, coverage ranges from the disposition of assets and property to child custody.
- No-Contact Order: A no-contact order is typically issued during a criminal proceeding and prohibits a defendant from contacting the alleged victim.
- Civil Anti-harassment Protection Order: A civil order issued by a court upon a party’s request to protect the party from unlawful harassment by another party.
- Sexual Assault Protection Order: A civil order issued by a court at the request of a person alleging to have been sexually assaulted by another.
The imposition of a protection order has serious consequences. It will appear in publicly available court records, which can negatively affect people in terms of employment, housing, and parenting for years. Most importantly, the imposition of a protection order subjects people to criminal and other serious consequences of violation of the order.
The existence of a protection order will often seriously impact the judgment of prosecutors, judges, and jurors in evaluating later accusations by a protected party against an alleged aggressor. For all these reasons, the stakes are very high in Violation Of Restraining Order cases. Whether you have been named as the subject of a protection order or seek to obtain a protection order to protect yourself from an aggressor, you need a knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights.
If a court has issued a protection order against you, an attorney will need to examine the order to determine what restrictions the order places on your rights and whether the order was lawfully issued. A defense lawyer will also defend you against any criminal charges resulting from the violation of such an order.
If you seek to obtain an anti harassment protection order to protect yourself and your family from unlawful harassment, you will need the assistance of a competent lawyer to gather evidence, interview witnesses and represent you in court.
The issuance of an anti-harassment order frequently turns on whether the evidence and testimony presented to the court show a pattern of unlawful harassment. A skilled attorney can present your case clearly and concisely, bringing the relevant facts to the court’s attention.
Protection order cases often have a very short timeline, as hearings are usually set within weeks after petitions for protection orders are filed. Thus, it is crucial to have an attorney who can hit the ground running in investigating the case and preparing for the hearing. An attorney will need to locate and interview witnesses, obtain documentary and other evidence, prepare a briefing for the court, and prepare to present the case, all within whatever limited timeframe the court sets.
Attorneys who regularly handle these cases will have the experience, skills, and infrastructure needed to successfully represent clients. At Best Criminal Defense Georgia, our Violation Of Restraining Order attorneys have been successfully handling these cases in Georgia and around Georgia for years. We have developed the tools necessary to successfully handle protection order cases, and we use those tools on behalf of each and every client.
CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN GEORGIA ABOUT PROTECTION ORDERS
The Georgia Violation Of Restraining Order attorneys at Best Criminal Defense Georgia have successfully represented many clients in both obtaining and fighting many types of Violation Of Restraining Order over the years. We leverage our years of experience in these cases on behalf of every client to our clients’ advantage. We can help defendants in Georgia.
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