Restraining Orders Protecting Your Rights. Defending Your Future.

Restraining Order Attorney in Madison

Protecting Your Reputation & Your Future

Has someone petitioned the court to issue a restraining order against you because of an alleged assault or domestic violence? Have you been served a temporary restraining order? The Coon Law Firm, PLLC can help you fight to protect your rights and freedom.

Contact our Madison restraining order lawyer today (601) 299-4464 for reliable legal advice and aggressive advocacy.

Temporary Restraining Orders

If an individual poses an immediate threat to another person, the court may impose a temporary restraining order. This type of protective order is only valid until a preliminary hearing can be held and lasts a maximum of 30 days.

Those who have been served a temporary restraining order should tread lightly until the hearing. This includes adhering to all of the rules outlined in the order, such as not engaging in any form of verbal or physical contact with the accuser. Violating a temporary restraining order often makes it harder to defend against the request for a permanent restraining order.

You will also want to consult with our experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. We can take several actions to begin formulating a strong defense, including collecting evidence related to the alleged incidents, interviewing witnesses, and gathering documentation that proves your innocence.

What a Permanent Restraining Order Can Do

Although temporary restraining orders can cause pain and inconvenience in a person’s life, the most devastating consequences come with permanent restraining orders. These orders can last anywhere from several weeks to a few years.

Specific requirements vary from case to case, but could include:

  • The defendant may not call, text, email, attack, stalk, or disturb the victim
  • The defendant must move out of a home shared with the victim
  • The defendant must stay a certain distance away from the victim
  • The defendant is not permitted within a specific range of the victim’s job, school, or home
  • The defendant must surrender all firearms and is prohibited from purchasing new ones
  • The defendant must attend mandatory counseling, such as anger management classes

Consequences of Violating a Restraining Order

Restraining order violations can be severely punished. Typically charged as a misdemeanor, this type of offense carries penalties of up to 6 months in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000. Alternatively, the defendant could be charged with contempt of court, which can also result in imprisonment and fines.

Do Restraining Orders Have Authority in Other States?

You should also be aware of the enforceability of restraining orders across state lines. If a victim moves to another state, they do not need to file for a new order. For their current order to take effect, they simply need to register it with the court or police department in their new state. When this step is completed, the same conditions of the restraining order apply.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Team Today

The Coon Law Firm, PLLC is here to help you retain privileges that might otherwise be taken away by a restraining order. Whether someone has filed for a protective order against you, or you have been accused of violating the terms of your order, you can depend on our team for the representation you need.

Call (601) 299-4464 now or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our Madison restraining order attorney.

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