Long Island Orders of Protection Defense Attorneys
Orders of Protection (Recipient)
If you have recently been served with an Order of Protection it is critical that you speak with a committed family law attorney as soon as possible. Just as the petitioner of the Order has rights, you do too – and they must be defended. Contact the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC today to discuss what you are up against and your legal options. An Order of Protection remains on your permanent record if it is not successfully contested and has the potential to drastically impact your life should it ever be violated.
Don't wait until it is too late. Contact the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC to schedule a free consultation today. We have the experience and the resources you need to avoid any long term legal complications. Our number is (516) 227-5353.
What Does an Order of Protection Do?
An Order of Protection is a court mandate designed to create a barrier between you and the person who petitioned the Order. It is commonly known as a "restraining order" and seeks to keep you from causing further harm – emotional, mental, or physical - to the person who requested it. While the space created is more legal than it is physical, any violation of said Order can result in a number of serious punishments, with jail time being the most significant. Some of the more specific requirements found in an Order, include:
- You will be required to move out the home you share with the petitioner;
- You will be required to keep a certain distance away from the petitioner and the rest of the immediate family;
- Your access to drugs, alcohol, or other mood altering substances may be limited;
- Your visitation rights with your children can be limited;
- You will be barred from owning or purchasing a firearm.
How Can Someone Obtain an Order of Protection in New York?
An Order of Protection is usually issued following a domestic disturbance event of some kind. It is not enough for the petitioner to use suspicion or rumors to obtain the Order – there must be documented proof or substantial evidence of some kind to back up the request. It is important to note, that you need not be present for the Order to be filed; simply providing evidence is enough for one to be successfully obtained. If you have been served, there is a chance that the Order stems from one of the following charges:
- Aggravated assault
- Attempted assault
- Child abuse
- Domestic violence
- Sexual abuse
- Reckless endangerment
Start Building Your Defense Now
If you have been served with a restraining order, time is of the essence. The longer you wait, or the more you attempt to deal with it on your own by contacting the petitioner, the more trouble you are likely to find. Contact a Nassau County family law lawyer at the Law Offices of Paul A. Boronow, PC today and let us begin formulating an effective defense strategy in your stead. Dial (516) 227-5353 or submit your information online and one of our representatives will be with you shortly.
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