Broken Arrow Protective Order Defense
What are Protective Orders?
A protective order, also known as restraining order, is a civil court order which is constructed to stop violent and harassing behavior and to protect you and your family from the abuser. If a violation of the order occurs, the police possess the power to arrest the abuser. Unfortunately, these orders are relatively simple to obtain, with very little evidence required. They have been used to gain leverage in divorce, influence child custody, or embarrass the other party in a dispute.
Types of Protective Orders in Oklahoma
If you’ve been served with a protective/restraining order, we advise you to read the document thoroughly. No matter how much it may disrupt your daily activities, you must obey all of the courts orders and attend all court dates, so that we can help you build your defense. First time violation of a protective order is considered a misdemeanor, with a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fines up to $1,000.
The two types of protective orders available in Oklahoma are the following:
Emergency ex parte protection order:
- Can be filed without your knowledge or presence in the courtroom
- Protects the plaintiff until the hearing for their final protection order, which typically takes place within 20 days
Permanent protective order:
- Can be issued only after a court hearing, where you and the plaintiff have an opportunity to tell each side of the story
- May last up to three years, with possible extension options
Seek Legal Representation from Our Broken Arrow Legal Team
If you need help disproving false accusations against you, it’s imperative to contact our protective order defense attorney. Because we understand how stressful this situation can be for anyone, our firm is committed to protecting your rights and reputation.
Call (918) 721-0998 for a complimentary consultation in Sapulpa, OK today!