In the majority of Civil Protection Order cases, there is a legitimate reason for a court to issue a civil protection order.
Civil protection orders can be powerful tools to help victims and law enforcement keep abusers away. They can also be used as a quick way to gain custody of minor children in an emergency situation and can provide a cooling off period for couples.
Unfortunately, as evidenced in some recent VanHo Law cases, civil protection orders can be used and abused for other sinister reasons -- such as gaining an advantage in a custody proceeding or getting revenge on an ex.
Civil Protection Orders can be used to restrict a person's movements; award custody on a temporary or permanent basis; award rights to property, including residences and automobiles; restrict a person's abilities to use alcohol; and restrict (or eliminate) a person's Second Amendment rights.
Because civil protection orders, and potential violations of those orders, often have criminal implications, our firm has had success in handling both the criminal aspects of civil protection order cases and the domestic relations or juvenile court aspects.
If you or a loved one is facing a civil protection order, either civilly in domestic relations court or criminally, please do not hestitate contact VanHo Law. You can reach us here or by calling 330-653-8511.