Order of Protections are serious and can immediately prohibit a person from contacting or coming around another individual. Further, the Order can immediately force a person from their home and prohibit them from seeing their children before the accused ever has a right to defend the allegations which were made to obtain it. There are many instances where this form of protection is necessary to prevent further violence in the home.
Having an Order of Protection filed against you can have lasting consequences, which involve both civil and criminal penalties, including losing access to your home, visitation with your children, the right to possess firearms, additional criminal charges and jail time.
The attorneys at Brunelle | Conklin have extensive knowledge both prosecuting and defending parties in Orders of Protection cases. Ms. Conklin has acted as an advocate for Rutherford County’s Domestic Violence program for over ten years, which allows the firm to have insight into the complex process and rights for both alleged victims and the accused.