A Provo protective order defense lawyer at our law firm can represent you if you have been served with a restraining order in Utah County. We have helped many individuals from Lehi to Payson who have been accused of harming or threatening to harm another. We understand that not every protective order filed is actually warranted. In fact, we have seen many protective orders filed in bad faith. This especially occurs when parties are involved in a pending divorce and one person files a protective order as a means of trying to get a custody or other advantage in the divorce. The truth is that while some protective orders are justified, many others are sought for illegal reasons. If you have been served with a protective order in Utah, you should consult with an attorney in our office as soon as possible. If a protective order is made permanent against you, the penalties can be significant.
Violating a Protective Order
Did you know if a protective order is made permanent against you, you could lose certain state licenses such as your concealed weapons permit or your hunting privileges. You also may not be able to own or purchase weapons. The effects of a protective order are substantial. What is even worse, if a protective order is entered against you and you violated that protective order, you could be charged with class A misdemeanor. For those who are charged with violating a protective order, you have options. It is extremely important to consult with a lawyer before going into court on this type of a charge. Prosecutors take restraining order violations very seriously.
Utah County Law Firm 801-900-3717
When searching for a criminal defense lawyer in Provo to defend you in your protective order or violation case, make sure you get Utah County law firm familiar with the courts here in the Utah Valley area. For a free consultation, you can call our office day or night at 801.800.8246. We look forward to helping you through this process.