Johnson County Restraining Order Attorney

Restraining Orders and Your Rights

A restraining order is a serious issue to resolve. Such an order may have been issued against you based upon false accusations. If you have had a domestic violence restraining order or protective order, I can help. I am attorney John E. Harvell, and I represent the criminally accused in all types of domestic violence cases. I have been practicing law for over 20 years, and I am dedicated to giving every person I serve my personal best. As a former prosecutor, I have gained a great deal of insight into trial law, how to gain ground, about reasonable doubt and other issues of concern to a defendant. If you have been accused of domestic violence and now are facing the restriction imposed by a temporary restraining order, call my firm at once. You have the right to seek to get the order dismissed, and I can advise you about what could be done to get this accomplished.

Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer in Johnson County: Restraining Orders

If a restraining order has been granted by a judge, it will place restrictions on what you can do, where you can go, and whom you can talk to. You will not be allowed to contact the alleged victim by any means, including phone, in person, text or other. You will not be allowed to enter your home, or to be within a certain distance from the alleged victim. This can create serious problems for you as you may be unable to see your children, to have access to your personal possessions, and other problems. I can help you take action to get the order dismissed. I urge you to get in touch with my firm at once, and ensure that you do not violate the order, as if you do, you will be taken into custody, with even more legal problems to solve.

Our state defines domestic battery or violence as an act or threat of violence against a family member or household member and it includes any crime against the person or their property. After a Temporary Restraining Order is issued, a court hearing will be scheduled. It is vital that you have a Johnson County criminal defense attorney representing you at this hearing, as it will be necessary to challenge the accusations to get the order dismissed. The skills with which your case is presented is a critical point with regard to outcome.

As a criminal defense attorney in Johnson County, I know the legal processes involved in getting a restraining order lifted, or what to do if you are accused of violating the order. There could be false accusations, and if so, this must be brought to the attention of the court in a convincing manner. In a bitter divorce, there can be accusations regarding spousal abuse that are unfounded, but must be challenged successfully. Contact my firm at once for quality legal representation.