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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.