If an Order of Protection is issued against you or if you need to file a petition to obtain an order of protection against someone contact Maryam Jahedi Law Firm to discuss your options.

An Order of Protection or Restraining Order is a legal document that a Judge issues ordering that someone follow specific rules pertaining to their behavior and things they can and cannot do. This Order does not necessarily mean that you’ve been found guilty of anything at all. Orders of Protection are granted by either a family court or a criminal court. They are granted in cases like domestic violence, assault, harassment, stalking, reckless endangerment, or menacing.

Whether the Order of Protection is issued by a family court or a criminal court, it is a court order. If you fail to follow the Judge’s conditions set in the order, you are in Contempt of Court. Police can make immediate arrests if they have reason to believe you have violated your Order. Violating an Order of Protection is a crime of its own and you can separately be prosecuted for that violation and face fines and/or jail time.

Such violations are not taken lightly, so taking care to follow your Orders to the best of your ability is imperative. It’s important to note that Orders of Protection can extend beyond borders and boundaries, so even if you or the victim move away, it is still possible for the Order to still be enforced. If you find yourself in a situation where you have possibly violated an Order of Protection call our offices as soon as possible to speak with a criminal defense attorney who could best explain the consequences to you and represent you in defending your rights.

Call Maryam Jahedi Law Firm today to speak with an Order of Protection Lawyer. Based in New York City, Maryam Jahedi Law Firm serves the NYC-metro region, including Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan.