When it comes to domestic violence, I am often asked as a Rochester Attorney about orders of protection. Here are 3 facts on order protection:
- No Contact Order – the person who this is against will not be able to have any type of contact with the other person.
- No Offensive Contact Order of Protection – the parties are allowed to be together but does not allow harassment or assault between them.
Order of Protection
- If you are a victim of assault or violent threats, you can file a family offense petition
- This is a non-criminal allegation, and requires the person to stay away from you.
Violating an Order of Protection
- If an order of protection has been violated, it can be addressed in criminal court as a criminal matter, or in the family court with a violation petition.
- If filed through a family court, there will not be any criminal penalties.
Contact Our Domestic Violence Lawyers
Have you been a victim of domestic violence and require an order of protection? After reading our 3 facts on order protection, contact experienced Rochester Domestic Violence Lawyer Michael Schmitt for trustworthy and legal help.
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