Take Action By Protecting Your Family Before An Offender Takes It Too Far
In cases where you need to protect your family from someone or protect yourself from a false accusation, you will want a lawyer to represent you.
Our attorney at Rybicki Law Firm, PLLC, knows that no protective order case is simple. There are high-level emotions associated with protective order cases that our firm handles delicately. You will be kept up to date with any matter involving your case. In turn, you will be able to access your lawyer when you need to.
The Purpose Of A Protective Order
Protective orders are meant to prevent further contact from someone who may cause you harm or who has previously caused you harm. Harm can be in the form of emotional, psychological or physical abuse. An order is used by a court to protect you in any case involving alleged domestic violence, harassment, stalking or sexual assault.
There are various types of protective orders that you can file. Your protective order can also include provisions that prevent the alleged offender from contacting your family and friends. You will want to contact an attorney to identify the type of protective order and provisions you may need.
How A Protective Order Can Be Used Against You
A protective order filed against you is a record of how someone feels threatened by you. In family law cases, it is a record that may prevent you from obtaining legal rights to your children or contacting your family.
In Texas, if a protective order is violated, it is considered a Class A misdemeanor. If you are charged and convicted, you could be sentenced to up to a year in jail and fined up to $4,000.
Consult an attorney for a review of your specific case. Your attorney will be able to identify your best options for your situation.