New York Orders of Protection
Family Attorney in Long Island, New York
An order of protection is a valuable legal tool that a victim of abuse,
domestic violence, harassment or stalking can utilize to avoid further
injury or fear of injury. An order of protection is a court order which
prohibits the person named from contacting or coming within a certain
distance of the victim. Should the abuser violate the order of protection,
he or she may be arrested immediately and face serious criminal charges.
A New York family lawyer can help you obtain an order of protection if
you have been the victim of domestic violence. You should not have to
bear this abuse and injury any longer. By taking the legal recourse offered
by New York courts, you can finally experience relief. A lawyer can help
ensure that you properly apply for an order of protection and that it
sticks. The person you bring the order against may try to contest this.
By having a lawyer at your side, you can ensure that the order is not
lifted for any reason.
Restraining Orders and Orders of Protection in New York
Both restraining orders and orders of protection are court orders which
protect victims from dangerous individuals who are subjecting them to
emotional, physical or sexual abuse of any kind. Domestic violence is
frequently the cause for a restraining order or order of protection, but
these may be issued to protect victims from stalking or harassment as well.
A temporary order of protection or emergency restraining order may be issued
in order to offer a victim immediate protection. In these cases, a hearing
will often be held at a later date to determine whether to keep the order
in place. At times, a restraining order or order of protection may last
for up to 2 years.
New York Family Law Firm – Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law
If you or someone you know needs protection from domestic violence or abuse,
contact Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law immediately. At our
firm we are committed to helping victims seek and obtain orders of protection
so they can finally be safe from further harm. Our New York family law
attorneys help clients throughout Long Island.