Civil Protection Orders
The need for a civil protection order (PO), also known as a restraining order, may arise in many different situations. You can seek a civil PO if you are a victim of harassment, stalking, threats, or physical harm. Conversely, if someone is trying to file a protection order against you, it could change your life forever. The court process related to seeking or defending a protection order can be intimidating. We’ve created a protection order FAQ page that might help you through this matter.
Simply put, the law states that:
(7)(a) A temporary civil protection order may be issued if the issuing judge or magistrate finds that an imminent danger exists to the person or persons seeking protection under the civil protection order.codes.findlaw.org
Our Attorneys Can Help You Get A Protection Order
Getting a protection order can be overwhelming. Often, someone decides to get a restraining order after a confrontation or very scary incident. You may feel upset and disoriented as you go to the courthouse to try to file paperwork. There will be an immediate hearing between you and the judge, and another hearing two weeks later that the other party can attend. This prospect can be intimidating, and you may decide you’d like to have an attorney by your side, speaking on your behalf. Our attorneys will also help you gather and present any relevant evidence, giving you the support you need during a difficult time.
Our Attorneys Can Also Defend You Against a Protection Order
Though many allegations have merit, it is an unfortunate reality that people file false protection orders and that some POs are issued based on questionable testimony and evidence. If served with a restraining order, your world can be turned upside down instantly. You can be removed from your home and children, prohibited from owning a firearm, and the PO may show up on a background check. And if you violate a protection order, jail time is a very real possibility. We can help you make sure the whole story is represented before a judge makes the final decision.
Contact Us To Schedule An Initial Consultation
Call us at 720-879-1114 or use our convenient email contact form to arrange an initial consultation about your protection order. Our office is centrally located in Loiusville, we offer convenient free parking, and our office hours are generally from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but we make ourselves available to meet with clients at any time of day or night, and sometimes weekends.
We believe that people are best-served when their attorneys practice with integrity, including responsible and clear billing policies. You will find our fees reasonable, and we accept major credit cards for your convenience.
Our Colorado Protection Order FAQ might be helpful.