Connecticut Restraining Order Defense Attorneys
Assisting individuals who have had restraining orders filed against them
Restraining orders, which are also known as “orders of protection,” are a type of court order that requires an individual to refrain from engaging in a certain type of behavior. In many instances, restraining orders are issued in the context of domestic disputes between family members or people who are in intimate relationships.
Importantly, while a restraining order is a civil matter, violating a restraining order can be a criminal offense. As a result, if you have a restraining order issued against you, you may be subject to criminal liability for engaging in simple actions such as making a phone call or sending a text message. For this reason, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you have had a restraining order issued against you or have been accused of violating a restraining order.
To discuss your case with Connecticut criminal defense lawyers Felice Duffy or Paul Thomas, contact Duffy Law, LLC at 203-946-2000 today for a free consultation.
What should you do if you have a restraining order filed against you?
First, you should always comply with the terms of the order, and the next step should be to contact an attorney familiar with Connecticut restraining order law. In many cases, an attorney can request that the court modify a restraining order to be less restrictive or even terminate a restraining order. In addition, your attorney can provide valuable legal counsel as to how to conduct yourself to reduce the risk of inadvertently violating the order.
What are the potential penalties for violating a restraining order?
If you violate a restraining order issued in either a criminal or civil context, you are subject to significant legal penalties, including fines and jail time. In addition, the existence of the restraining order and its violation will stay on your record, which will be accessible to the general public. For this reason, there can be significant collateral consequences associated with restraining orders. In many cases, a restraining order violation can have an impact on your reputation within the community and your ability to obtain employment. As a result, they should always be defended against as aggressively as possible.
Contact a Connecticut restraining order defense lawyer today to retain legal representation
People who are the subject of a restraining order have the right to challenge the order. In addition, it is important to retain an attorney who will be able to defend you in the event that you are accused of violating the restraining order. Attorneys Felice Duffy and Paul Thomas are skilled criminal defense lawyers, who understand how to successfully defend your rights in restraining order cases. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney, call Duffy Law, LLC in New Haven today at 203-946-2000.