Georgia Protective Order Defense Attorney
From mere allegations of domestic violence, stalking, or harassment, a temporary protective order (TPO) or temporary restraining order (TRO) can be brought against you. Once this happens, your life will be under major changes before you can even process the notice you received. That is why before everything turns into an unspeakable mess, acquire help from a protective order defense attorney.
Being served with a TPO is a serious matter. This will forbid you to have any form of contact with either your spouse, significant other, or children. This will also affect your job and will probably ruin your reputation, and that is what Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C. will help you avoid.
Our team understands how sensitive this kind of cases are and how big are the stakes involved. It is then our prime commitment to quickly assess your situation and construct an efficient defense tactic.
With Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C., your rights and needs will always be protected and prioritized. That is why we also make sure that our defense lawyers are all comfortable to talk to. Around them, you will always feel safe while sharing a big part of your personal life. Additionally, you can always rely on us to work hard in providing a strong defense representation during your court hearing.
We will never let your charges defeat you. Let us help you end your TPO and clear your name once and for all.
Contact Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C. at (678) 504-8411 for a free initial consultation with our protective order defense lawyers now.
How Does a Protective Order Work?
In Georgia, you can get served with a temporary protective order without a hearing or a chance to tell your side of the story. Whenever a person feels threatened by you or claims to be a victim of your abuse, harassment, or stalking, he/she can petition the court for a protective order, and the judge will grant it.
With that person’s claim alone, you can be required to move out of your home or cut contact with your family all of a sudden. Aside from that, the following are the consequences of getting served with a TPO:
1. Surrender or sell all firearms
2. Lost custody of minor children
3. Lost visitation rights
4. Difficulty in advancing your career
5. Difficulty in finding a new place to live
6. May be forced to pay temporary alimony or child support payments
7. May be required to attend psychological counseling
8. May even have to pay the filer’s legal fees
All these effects can be pretty messed up and maddening, especially if the accusations against you are false. That is why you must work with an expert defense attorney from the very beginning.
A legal representative’s service will prove to be very helpful even more so once the hearing for the permanency of the order takes place. This hearing usually happens 30 days after the petition is filed. During this event, your accuser can take the stand and provide evidence and witnesses to strengthen their case. An expert defense attorney will be ready to deal with this situation even if you seem to be on the losing side.
We understand that with a protective order, you are at the mercy of your accuser. Whenever they want, they can falsely accuse you of violating the TPO, which will then be classified as contempt. This will only end with you being arrested.
In Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C., our lawyers will always employ a strategy that will not let the protective order get extended and will rather work on dismissing your entire case. Contact us immediately, and we will never let the worse fall upon you.
Protective Orders in Georgia
There are two types of family violence protective orders (FVPO) in Georgia. These are:
1. Temporary Ex Parte Order
This order is granted without requesting your appearance in court or your side of the story. It is possible that you may only know about the petition for this order after the court grants it and sends you the notice. Ex parte orders are only valid until the hearing for its permanency and will not last longer than 30 days.
In the hearing, if the court rules against you, you will be served with a family violence protective order, which can last for a year. And, later on, if the court finds it necessary, its validity will be extended for up to three years.
2. Standard Family Violence Protective Order
This type of order is granted for spouses, former spouses, roommates, or any person who lives with someone with a domestic violence charge. This order is specifically designed to protect individuals from the threats in their homes, which includes: assault, battery, stalking, vandalism, trespassing, unlawful restraint, and other conduct that amount to a felony.
When Can a Protective Order Be Served?
The following people are qualified to petition the court for a temporary protective order:
2. Romantic partner
3. Housemate or roommate
4. Other relatives
They can request for a TPO if any family member has done the following:
1. Physical assault
4. Verbal abuse
5. Sexual abuse
Once they lay their claim of being abused or threatened, a protective order will most likely be brought against you.
Georgia’s Finest Protective Order Defense Attorney
Here in Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C., we have attorneys that won’t think twice about giving their everything to defend your rights. In fact, after our long years of service, we have already proven our dedication and worth through our long list of satisfied customers and hundreds of referrals.
Our aggressive and effective defense method is what we are popularly known for. With us, you will only be working with lawyers who are willing to go to great lengths in defeating your criminal accusations. We will thoroughly investigate your accuser’s story, identify any ulterior motives, question his/her credibility, and find a loophole in his/her story.
Rest assured, every necessary knowledge, experience, strategy, and tool will be used to in dismissing your case and letting you move on with life.
Consult Us for Free!
A protection order showing up on your mailbox will certainly change your life—and it’s never for the better.
Remember that once a TPO was brought against you, you are bound to feel major negative impacts on your career, family, and relationships. Before everything else falls apart, talk to a lawyer to defend yourself from the accusations filed against you.
Be wise. Choose the best legal partner in Georgia.
Contact Vayman & Teitelbaum, P.C. at (678) 504-8411 for a free initial consultation with our protective order defense attorney now.