Fight a Restraining Order Lawyer in Fairfax VA
May Law LLP deals with a lot of criminal charges, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony. A criminal conviction can affect your life in lasting ways, and can even affect your family members, so we take these matters very seriously.
May Law LLP has been serving clients since 1995, in Fairfax, Virginia and practice across Northern Virginia. From dealing with civil litigation, contract law, criminal law, employment law, business law, alcohol beverage control law to family law, there is a lawyer at May Law LLP that can serve as your fight a restraining order lawyer in Fairfax, VA.
A restraining order is one of the most common protective orders that someone can receive. Protective orders are extremely important to ensure the safety of people who feel threatened, however, not everyone that gets a restraining order is doing so to ensure their safety, but rather to hurt another person.
And every story has two sides. When you obtain a protective order, there isn’t always a place for the accused person to tell their story too, and this can result in being treated guilty despite not having had your day in front of a jury of your peers, or a court.
That is why, if you are served a restraining order, you should take steps to protect yourself. May Law LLP realizes this, and we are here to use our experience and knowledge to help you get your side of the story heard, if you are the accused party in a restraining order.
In fact, in Virginia a restraining order is certain to restrict certain personal freedoms, and violating this order is considered a serious crime and may be punishable by up to twelve months in jail alongside a fine of $2,500, at minimum. Protective orders show up on background checks and can affect your ability to work in certain industries or jobs.
When Fighting a Restraining Order…
You need to know the types of cases restraining orders are used in–the first is when individuals use these orders to legally protect themselves from family members who are abusive, and the second is that any individual can use a restraining order to shield themselves from someone else that threatens them with bodily harm.
When fighting an order, not only do you need to know the reason that the order was issued, but you need to take into consideration whether the charges are untrue, or if the restrictions seem unfair given a living situation with the claimant, or another unfair restriction upon your life that may restrict freedoms you have. You should also ensure you are aware of your rights.
Your rights, when you receive a restraining order are: to be notified of this order, barring a few exceptions, notice of the court hearing (with no exceptions), and that you have the opportunity to be heard and defend yourself against the charges laid against you.
Reach out to May Law LLP if you need an experienced lawyer to help you fight your restraining order in Fairfax, VA, this is especially true if you are aware that your rights were ignored or otherwise mistreated when you received this restraining order.