Defending Against Protective Order Violations
Violating a protective order or restraining order is a felony offense. Therefore, if you are in the midst of a domestic dispute, it is imperative to understand your rights in order to protect yourself from further consequences. A skilled criminal defense lawyer can help you.
With more than 50 years of combined trial experience, the attorneys of Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, advocate for individuals accused of domestic violence 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.
If you are charged with domestic violence, what you do next could have lasting consequences on the outcome of your case. Contact us to understand your options and how to protect your rights. Contact us at 203-371-1000.
Protecting Your Rights
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.
Difference Between Protective Orders And Restraining Orders
According to Connecticut state law, protective orders are issued in family violence situations in which either spouse has been arrested for domestic abuse. On the other hand, a restraining order is a civil matter and can be issued without the accused being arrested. However, both are equally very serious.
Violating a restraining order or a protective order can be considered a form of stalking, threatening or harassment. We will help you understand your rights in both situations and work diligently to resolve your issue in the most efficient, cost-effective manner possible.
Contact Our Law Firm For A Free Initial Consultation
To learn more about protective orders and restraining orders and how to protect your own rights, contact us online or by calling 203-371-1000 to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced criminal defense lawyers.