The Garrett Law Group, PLC has handled many matters involving protective orders. Protective Orders involve both a person’s safety and another person’s freedom. The Court takes such requests very seriously, and will consider all of the facts of a case before issuing a Protective Order. Such Orders may be requested for a variety of reasons, against people who may or may not be related. However, it is not uncommon for one parent or another to file a request against the other biological parent during divorce or child custody disputes. If you are involved in a child custody or family law case, and either require a Protective Order or need to defend yourself against one, it is very important to consult an attorney and find out how these Orders will impact your legal matters. Call our office today for more information.
Protecting the rights and safety of Virginia Beach residents in Protective Order matters
Our legal team believes that no one should have to live in fear or under the threat of abuse. If you or another member of your household faces such threats, it is important to take action before something serious happens. Our experienced family law attorneys will explain the Protective Order process and assist you in obtaining a Protective Order for you or your family members. An Order for Protection will prevent the recipient from having verbal or physical contact with you on a temporary basis. Virginia has three classes of protective Orders:
- An Emergency Protective Order (an EPO) will last for up to 72 hours or until the next scheduled Court date.
- A Preliminary Protective Order (a PPO) will last for up to 15 days and there will be a hearing to determine if there should be a final Protective Order.
- A Protective Order (a PO) can last for up to two years.
Our office understands that a person’s safety is of the utmost importance. We move quickly when we are retained by a Virginia Beach resident for case involving a Protective Orders. Moving quickly can make the difference as to whether or not a person is in danger. Matters such as this are the reason why we make ourselves available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us by email or call (757) 422-4646.
Defending Virginia Beach Residents against False Domestic Violence Allegations
The purpose of a temporary protective order is to keep a person safe against another who poses a legitimate safety threat. Unfortunately, there are circumstances in which a person may falsely accuse another person of violence for other personal reasons. In contentious divorce or child custody disputes, some parents will attempt to gain an advantage to their case by making false or exaggerated claims of domestic violence or sexual abuse. In other cases, a person may falsely accuse another of domestic violence of sexual abuse following a break up for malicious reasons. If a protective order is entered against you, you may be forced to leave the home you share with your family, your child custody and visitation rights could be threatened, or you may be prevented from going to necessary places, such as your place of work. If these false allegations are not challenged immediately, you could face criminal conviction for domestic violence, be subjected to jail time, or experience damage to your reputation and career prospects.
Our Virginia Beach family law attorneys are available to defend clients accused of domestic violence, child abuse, and spousal abuse, in both civil and criminal courts. We can also defend you from having a permanent protective order being entered against you. EPO’s are serious allegations; do not wait to consult with an attorney. Contact our office today (757) 422-4646. We also service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City.