Protective Order Defense in Concord
Helping Those Accused of Domestic Threats in Cabarrus County
Any time a person is accused of domestic violence, there are immediate and harsh consequences that follow. In many instances, they are immediately served with a Domestic Violence Protective Order (DPOV) and told to stay away from the alleged victims until a judge orders a trial.
This can result in a person having to find alternate routes to work, stay away from their children’s school, and find a new place to live—whether or not they have any idea where to go. At Brannen & Walker, Attorneys at Law, we know that a protective order can feel intrusive and unfair.
If a family member or a loved one is seeking a domestic violence protective order against you, we can help. While having a protective order against you is not a criminal offense, the consequences for violating one can put you at risk of jail time, fines, and more time spent away from loved ones. It is important to exonerate your name and restore your rights. Brannen & Walker helps individuals fight the fallout from false domestic violence accusations in Concord, Charlotte, and throughout North Carolina.
What Is a Protective Order?
A domestic violence protective order (50B) typically accompanies charges like assault to ensure that any victims of domestic violence do not have to share space with a dangerous person. Unfortunately, these orders are not always requested for the right reasons, such as when a former spouse makes an accusation in order to gain an advantage in custody arrangements.
If a protective order was filed against you, it could threaten:
- Access to your kids
- Child custody determinations
- Familial relationships
- Your personal reputation
Our protective order defense lawyers understand that your situation is unique, and our goal is to help you understand your legal options.
Reducing the Impact of a 50B
Family courts do not look kindly on domestic violence protective orders, and a parent may use a 50B as a tool to gain leverage over the other parent in a custody hearing. However, with an experienced defense lawyer on your side, you can fight back against unfair tactics and preserve your rights as a parent. For example, we may be able to identify witnesses who know your character and can attest to any foul play that may be occurring.
During your time under a protective order, you will have to relinquish your firearm and make sure you adhere to the prescribed requirements.
If you are found to violate your protective order, you could face:
- Up to 60 days in jail
- Felony sentencing if you commit a crime during the violation
- Months in prison if you are found in possession of a deadly weapon during the violation
These sentences can be enhanced if you have prior criminal history, so it is crucial that you do not violate the terms of the protective order. Brannen & Walker can help you appeal the order, but your freedom depends on complying with the law.
Protecting Your Best Interests
It is complicated when family matters intersect with criminal defense issues, but our goal is always to ensure your best interests are supported throughout all legal proceedings. We strive to find practical and positive solutions for people facing domestic violence protective orders, acting as an advocate and legal ally during any hearings. We may be able to help you achieve a consent agreement that works for both parties, saving you from time spent in court.
An accusation of domestic violence is a sensitive and serious issue. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can schedule a consultation and explain how to handle your legal challenges.
Call (704) 741-4644 now to get started.
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