In the state of Connecticut, there is a difference between restraining orders and protective orders. Protective orders are issued in situations involving family violence where a person has been arrested for domestic violence. A restraining order, on the other hand, is a civil matter and can be issued without the accused being arrested. Both restraining orders and protective orders, however, are very serious matters.
With more than 50 years of combined trial experience, the attorneys of Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, advocate for individuals accused of domestic violence, stalking or harassment and other crimes throughout the Bridgeport, Connecticut, area. We understand the serious nature of the penalties you face, and use our resources to protect your rights and interests.
Learn more information about restraining order laws in Connecticut. Contact us to understand your options and how to protect your rights. Contact us at 203-371-1000.
What Happens When A Restraining Order Is In Place?
When a restraining order or protective order is in place, any form of contact with your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend could be considered a violation. Depending on the terms of the order, this could prevent you from:
- Returning home
- Calling or texting your spouse or partner
- Sending e-mails to your spouse or partner
- Spending time with your children
- Meeting with your spouse or partner at any time
- Possessing firearms and gun permits
The only person who can alter the terms of the order is the judge. Not even your spouse can change them once the order is in place.
As your advocate, we can help you remain within your legal rights and navigate the legal process. We understand the difficulties your case has on your daily life, so we work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome that protects your rights and interests.
Protect Yourself From Further Consequences
To learn more about Connecticut protective orders and restraining orders and how to protect your own rights, contact us by calling 203-371-1000 to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced criminal defense lawyers.