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Unfortunately, if you receive a knock at your door and a law enforcement officer gives you a bunch of papers, this could mean you’ve been served with a protection order (otherwise known as a restraining order). This is common when you are already facing criminal charges, but you can be served outside of a criminal case, as well.
Depending on the case particulars, this protection order could force you from your home and prevent you from contacting the protected party that has served you with the order, among many other things. Should you go against this protective order, you’ll be arrested and held in jail, no matter your reasoning.
Additionally, you need to know that you could face up to a year in jail for violating a protection order. That is why knowing what you should and shouldn’t do when served with one is important. To ensure you don’t do the wrong thing, our STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers team has spoken about what you should do when you’re served with a protection order.
Always contact our firm to discuss how we can help you in this situation.
Before we look at what you should and shouldn’t do, we want to briefly discuss a protective order. Ultimately, this type of court order is similar to a restraining order but different in that a protective order is issued in domestic cases. Orders go to spouses, partners, an individual someone lives with, or another relative.
You should remember that you must act quickly when you have been served with a protective order. In many instances, there might only be a few days to file a response with your local court and prepare for the hearing.
Now that you know what you should do, it’s important to note what you shouldn’t. With protective orders, avoiding certain actions is important to defending against a permanent protective order. It’s also crucial to ensure you’re not facing criminal charges.
No matter what some might say, protective orders are serious. If you want to defend against a permanent order, you will need to work with a Maine criminal defense attorney who understands the local laws.
At STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers, we can help you refute accusations against your person by showing the court relevant arguments and admissible evidence. Our knowledge of protective orders and court proceedings can increase your chances of a favorable outcome. So, act quickly, and get in contact with us today.
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