Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyers Defending Clients Against Orders for Protection

If someone feels threatened by you, he or she can obtain an order for protection in civil court. Protective orders are important tools that can protect victims of abuse, harassment and stalking.

However, these tools are often misused.

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If you have been named in an order for protection or if you have been accused of violating such an order, it is important to speak to a lawyer about your rights as soon as possible. An Arrested MN attorney is available to talk with you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please do not hesitate to call us at 612.339.5844 or contact us by email.

If you have been named in an order for protection:

  • You will not be notified before it goes into effect.
  • You do not have the right to tell your side of the story to a judge before the order is issued.
  • You must stay away from the person who requested the order. If you live with this person, you must move out of the home to comply with the order.
  • You must not call, text, phone, email or contact the other party in person or in writing.
  • You can be charged with a crime if you violate the order.

A Record of Success Fighting Orders of Protection

Our criminal defense team has a record of success fighting orders for protection. We will request a hearing where we can tell the court your side of the story. We will present evidence, testimony and witnesses to show why the order for protection should be denied.

If the order for protection is imposed, we will work to negotiate an agreement with the other party so that you can live a normal life. For example, if you and the other party both work at the same business, we may request a modification to the order for protection so that you may continue to work and earn a living.

We often find that there are underlying issues involved in these cases. A neighbor may file an order for protection, claiming that he feels threatened or harassed when he is actually upset about a property dispute. Our legal team is experienced in identifying and addressing such issues.

Using Orders for Protection as Weapons

Orders for protection are frequently used as weapons during divorce or child custody proceedings. If you are named in an order for protection, you may lose custody of your children. You will not be treated equally in family court decisions over custody and parenting time.

After an order for protection is issued, the person who requested it may try to make life even more difficult for you. He or she may call, email or text you. If you respond, he or she may contact police and have you arrested for violating the order for protection. If you have fallen into this trap, you need to speak to a lawyer.

Call Arrested MN at 612.339.5844 or contact us by email. We know that orders for protection are misused all the time. We can help you fight the imposition of the order and defend you against charges of violating an order for protection. Plus, we can help you address issues that may have led to the current situation so you can get your life back on track.

Arrested MN attorneys represent clients in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and throughout Minnesota.

The entire time Ryan and his staff was always keeping me up to date and keeping me informed which was a HUGE difference from my last experience. He took the time to explain how the justice process was going to work, and watching him and listening to him in court is something to see. — J.P.

State v. C.G.

County: Ramsey (9/2011) Charges: Felony Violation of Order for Protection Trial Type: Jury Trial Outcome: C.G. was charged with Felony Violation of Order for Protection. Ryan Pacyga argued that C.G. did not violate the technical terms of the order, and therefore was not guilty. Ryan Pacyga also argued that C.G. had no intent to violate […]

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