Protection Orders



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.
Birk 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.


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Birk Baumgartner has tried many Protection Order cases, both on behalf of the protected person and in defense of the “restrained person” (the defendant) with a remarkably high success rate. Baumgartner Law can help you file a protection order if you are in need of protection. Call quickly, as time is of the essence in these cases.

Protection Orders also have vast and long-lasting implications for persons falsely accused of misconduct. Baumgartner Law has successfully defended many Protection Orders, preventing clients from having their records permanently scarred. If you have been falsely accused of violence, threats, harassment, stalking, or other misconduct, call Baumgartner Law now to protect yourself.

Recent Success Stories

  • Steven S. was accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend and of showing up at her home uninvited with a hand gun. After building a strong defense, Birk Baumgartner was able to try the case to victory, and clear Steven's name.
  • Michael M. was accused of making threats against life, of stalking and of violence. Birk Baumgartner tried the case to the court and won exoneration for Michael.
  • Sandra M was stalked by a man her husband had a disagreement with. He showed up at her place of employment with a weapon. Birk Baumgartner tried the case to the court and obtained a permanent protection order against the stalker.
  • Jacob D. was continuously stalked, harassed, and assaulted by an ex-girlfriend. She even pressed false charges against him. Against a reluctant judge, Birk Baumgartner was able to secure a protection order and prevent Jacob from being further victimized.
  • Courtney L. was being threatened and harassed by an ex-fiancé, including threats of bringing a meritless lawsuit. Birk Baumgartner was able to secure a protection order that immediately and permanently ceased all communication.
**These stories, while true, are not meant to be an indication of the results you should expect in your case. Every case is different and there are too many variables to make any prediction in the outcome of a particular case. No attorney can promise you a particular result in any case.