If you need to file for an order of protection, we can offer the legal guidance you need. Our attorneys are experienced in this challenging area and can protect your rights.
Our clients are often seeking lawyers in Memphis who can aggressively defend their rights in family law and criminal defense cases. We are deeply experienced in criminal defense and family law—divorce, child custody, paternity, and other related issues. We are also sensitive to the challenges of domestic violence and the complexities surrounding orders of protection. Based upon our experience, our record of success, and our reputation as high-quality attorneys, you may not expect us to offer low legal fees. But we do.
When someone violates an order of protection, injunction or restraining order—or they have been accused of doing so—emotional strain, physical injury, and legal complexity may result.
- Physical violence
- Harassment at work
- Threats of violence and abuse
- Any unwanted contact by the abuser
If you file an order of protection in a divorce case it will be heard by the judge in your divorce case, but it will be heard by a magistrate at 201 Poplar if there is not an active divorce case. This is a very serious case and should not be taken lightly at all. Orders of protection are initially issued ex parte, which means the judge issues it after only hearing from one side, and then the parties are summoned to appear for a hearing within about ten days. Any violation of an order of protection either before or after the hearing will result in your arrest, and if the order is made permanent then you will lose your right to own a firearm.