Order of Protection/Injunction Against Harassment
Almost 20 people every minute are harmed by an intimate partner in this country. That means over 10 million women and men have been victims of domestic violence each year. This national epidemic has become an important public safety issue in the courts. If you or a loved one have been harmed or are living in fear, it’s imperative that you contact a domestic violence attorney in Tucson. At Priscilla Frisby Attorney at Law PLLC, we’re helping to right wrongs every day through legal representation.
What Constitutes Domestic Violence?
Anytime police are called to a disturbance between people that are married or cohabitate, the law requires they take someone into custody if they suspect violence. This has been a tremendous method to curb incidents. But domestic cases also extend to other relationships as well. These may include former spouses, having a pregnancy or child in common, and other blood relations. Domestic incidents encompass a wide range of relationships. But at the core is the idea of an intimate bond that is being violated.
Orders of Protection From Harassment and Harm
Any time the police bring a charge in a domestic case, the court will automatically issue a non-contact order. That basically prevents the other person from calling, making electronic communications or walking up to you on the street. If transgressed, the person can face contempt of court charges and potentially jail. But it may be in your best interest to seek a protective order that will last after the case has been resolved. If you feel threatened without a criminal case pending, an order can provide legal security. An experienced Tucson order of protection attorney can petition the court to include items such as:
- No Contact: This could extend similar protections to common criminal case prohibitions.
- Peaceful Communication: This puts restraints and limits on contact about things such as child visitation.
- Eviction: This would order the abuser to move out of the residence.
- Safe Distance: A provision can be included to prevent the person from coming within a certain distance of you.
- Firearms Ban: An abuser can be required to surrender their weapons.
Everyone deserves an opportunity to live in peace without fear of being harmed. At Priscilla Frisby Attorney at Law PLLC, we help victims of domestic violence gain the full protection of the courts.