Protective Order Defense

A protective order will deprive you of your civil rights and will be held against you in family court. If a protective order has been issued against you, call or text Fair Price Lawyers today at (801) 999-0104. You can also email our office at info@fairpricelawyers.com. Our attorneys and staff will work tirelessly to get the protective order dismissed.

We charge a $1,000.00 flat fee to defend clients against protective orders.

How Will I Know a Protective Order Has Been Issued?

It is easy to get a protective order against someone in the State of Utah. There are few procedural safeguards. Protective orders are issued pursuant to several different statutes, depending on the circumstances: Utah Protective Order Statutes. Generally, someone need only accuse you of physical violence or threatening physical violence to obtain a protective order against you. Witnesses and corroborating evidence are not required. The law also does not require that you be notified before the protective order is issued against you. You will be notified afterwards when the sheriff hands you a temporary protective order and makes you sign it. At this point, you should call Fair Price Lawyers because you need an attorney on your side.

How Will a Protective Order Affect Me?

Having a protective order issued against you is a serious matter. You will be restrained from having any contact with the person(s) named in the order. This may include your own children. You will also be restrained from going near any locations named in the order. This may include your own home and your child's school.

If you violate the protective order, you can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,500.00 fine.

Lastly, if a protective order is issued against you, then you will lose your right to bear arms. Federal law prohibits persons subject to protective orders from possessing firearms or ammunition. A violation of this federal firearms statute is punishable by up to ten years imprisonment.

What Can I Do to Dismiss the Protective Order?

You have a right to defend yourself against the allegations in the protective order at a hearing in district court. The temporary protective order will inform you that a hearing has been scheduled automatically for you to respond to the allegations and will provide you the hearing date, time and location. In most Utah counties, a family court commissioner will preside over the hearing. During the hearing, the court will determine whether the allegations against you are supported by some evidence and whether the protective order should be extended for months or even years. If unopposed, the allegations of your accuser alone are often sufficient. If the commissioner extends the protective order, you can appeal their decision to a district court judge and request a full evidentiary hearing to defend yourself. At both of these hearings, Fair Price Lawyers can argue on your behalf and present testimony and other evidence showing the allegations against you are false. We can also cross examine your accuser and their witnesses at an evidentiary hearing to show they're not telling the truth. Having an attorney at these hearings can make the difference between getting the protective order dismissed or living with its consequences for years to come.

If a protective order has been issued against you, call or text Fair Price Lawyers today at (801) 999-0104. You can also email our office at info@fairpricelawyers.com. Our attorneys and staff will work tirelessly to get the protective order dismissed.

We charge a $1,000.00 flat fee to defend clients against protective orders, including:

Salt Lake City protective orders

Murray protective orders

South Salt Lake protective orders

Taylorsville protective orders

Kearns protective orders

West Valley City protective orders

South Jordan protective orders

Herriman protective orders

Sandy protective orders

Midvale protective orders

Millcreek protective orders

Riverton protective orders

West Jordan protective orders

Cottonwood Heights protective orders

Holladay protective orders

Magna protective orders

Provo protective orders

Lehi protective orders

American Fork protective orders

Orem protective orders

Springville protective orders

Eagle Mountain protective orders

Spanish Fork protective orders

Layton protective orders

Farmington protective orders

Centerville protective orders

Bountiful protective orders

Woods Cross protective orders

North Salt Lake protective orders

Call Fair Price Lawyers today at (801) 999-0104 for a free consultation with a Utah protective order defense attorney.

Joshua R. Lucherini, Esq.

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