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Restraining Order Lawyer In Colorado Springs

A Restraining Order, which is formerly known by law in Colorado as a “Protection Order”, is the law’s way of providing immediate and permanent protection, if necessary, to victims of domestic violence and violent crime. Victims can seek a Protection Order from the court, which is an order from a judge requiring that the abuser cease to harm and stay away from the victim. If the abuser violates the order, he or she risks going to jail.

Seeking a Protection Order generally involves two steps:

1) a Temporary Protection Order, and

2) a Permanent Protection Order.

When you first apply, you will have a short hearing with a judge during which the abuser will not be present, and the judge will hear a brief version of your story. The judge will then grant a Temporary Protection Order, which will go into effect once it is served on the abuser.

Two weeks after the granting of the Temporary Protection Order, the court will hold a hearing to determine whether to grant a Permanent Restraining Order. The accused abuser will have an opportunity to contest the allegations against him or her, and the judge will hear evidence concerning the alleged abuse. The judge will then decide whether to convert the Temporary Protection Order into a Permanent Protection Order.

If a Permanent Protection Order is granted, the abuser will be prohibited from any abusive behavior toward the victim, including physical, mental, verbal, or emotional abuse and harassment. The abuser is also generally ordered to have no contact with the victim whatsoever. The Permanent Restraining Order could also prevent the abuser from possessing a firearm.

If the abuser violates the Protection Order, he or she may be charged with a misdemeanor crimes, and could serve jail time.

If you are the victim of domestic violence, there are many resources to help you. You can seek Protection Order on your own at the courthouse. If you feel you need legal representation throughout this process, Deere Law, LLC can help. Call us today at (719) 633-3377, or email us, to find out why the Restraining Order and Protection Order attorneys at Deere Law, LLC have received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®; a Superb, 10 out of 10 rating, and a “Client’s Choice” award from Avvo, a national lawyer rating service; and a Colorado Springs’ TOP ATTORNEYS award by Colorado Springs Style Magazine.