Protection Order Attorneys in Longmont
A protection order, also known as a restraining order, is an order issued
by a court prohibiting one person (the restrained person) to stay away
from and not hurt, threaten, or communicate with another person.
In every criminal case, a mandatory protection order is entered which prohibits
a person from doing any of the following to a witness or victim:
- Retaliating against
With regard to
domestic violence cases, the restrained person may be ordered to stay away from the victim's
home or work, not have direct or indirect contact with the victim, not
possess firearms or other weapons, not possess or consume alcohol or other
controlled substances, or anything else the court finds appropriate. The
protection order expires once the defendant is acquitted or is convicted
and completes his or her sentence.
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How to Obtain a Civil Protection Order
A civil protection order is issued after a person petitions the court requesting
to have someone stay away from them or leave them alone. Obtaining a civil
protection order requires the person go to an initial court hearing to
explain the harm the other person has caused them and why they feel the
person will harm them again. Then, the petitioner must go to court again
for a second hearing on whether the protection order should be made permanent.
At that hearing, the restrained person will have the opportunity to appear
and argue why the protection order should not be made permanent.