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.