Restraining Orders & Violations
When allegations of domestic violence surface, restraining orders — commonly called protective orders or no contact orders — are issued by the court with the aim of protecting the victim and their children from further harm. Sounds like a good idea, right? Unfortunately, these orders are often abused to gain the upper hand in a dispute or to unfairly punish a spouse or significant other.
Unless you are talking to a lawyer, now is not the time to talk. Before saying or doing anything that can make your situation worse, call 970-493-3600 or toll free 888-830-9445 for a free initial consultation.
If a restraining order or protective order has been issued against you, you need to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible about your situation. With nearly 30 years of experience, Eric A. Sunness, Attorney At Law, LLC, defends clients against domestic violence charges and protective orders in Colorado. We can inform you of your rights and make sure your side of the story is heard.
Attorney Fighting Back Against Protection Orders
A restraining order places a great burden on the accused. In many situations, fathers are removed from their homes and unable to visit their children or gain access to their possessions. Even worse, these orders cannot be rescinded by the accuser once he or she calms down or has a change of heart. The only way to have a protective order removed is to petition the judge and gain approval.
Do not go to the house no matter what. The subjects of restraining orders can quickly find themselves in a heap of trouble if they return to their homes, even if they are invited by the accuser. A friendly conversation or reconciliation can quickly turn heated and result in a finding of a violation.