Civil Protection Orders
are commonly referred to as "restraining orders
", they are legally enforceable in Colorado
whereby the court orders the person named in the document to stay a certain distance away from the victim of abuse, whether physical, mental or emotional, seeking the protection. It can also include acts of harassment and stalking.
Some protection orders can have further restrictions regarding gun ownership. While protective orders are most often used to protect abused spouses and exes, they may also be used to protect children. These protection orders are temporary, and either become permanent or expire.
Additionally, these orders must be enforced by the police. Unlike other calls to the police, where the officers may decline to arrest anyone, if there is a Protection Order in place, the police must arrest a person in violation.
Baumgartner represents both victims of domestic vioence in
obtaining civil protection orders, as well as those accused of domestic violence.
If you've been
accused of domestic violence, then you may have been served with a domestic violence protection
order. This order may cause you to lose contact with your children and leave
your family home, in addition to facing charges for domestic violence. A restraining order also goes on your public record and therefore can be seen
by potential employers or anybody else who runs a background check on you. You
don't have to face wrongful accusations alone, though it might be tempting to
speak to investigators and prosecutors because you have nothing to hide, you
should always consult a domestic violence defense attorney first. The
prosecution and law enforcement officials will be building a case against you.
Anything you say may be taken out of context in legal proceedings and could end
up hurting your case.”
If you’re a victim
of domestic violence and need assistance obtaining a permanent civil
protection order, Baumgartner Law can help. Baumgartner Law has helped many
victims of police and prosecutorial overreach, and has been able victims of domestic
abuse charged with the very crimes they have been subjected to. Whatever your
situation, we're ready to help you proactively address your case and assist you
in protecting yourself and your children from further abuse.