Protective orders are designed to protect against physical harm. If a person has been the victim of physical harm or there is a reasonable apprehension of physical harm, he or she likely has grounds to seek a protective order. Protective orders can also be used to deter stalking. Protective orders are not designed to prevent verbal harassment, they are designed to prevent physical harm. Protective orders are not expungeable and can have some of the same consequences as a criminal charge, including a negative impact on employment and educational opportunities.
Both the party seeking protection and the party accused of violence have rights that need to be protected in these situations. No matter which side of the case you may be on, having strong legal representation throughout the process can help to secure a favorable outcome. The Fairfax protective orders attorneys at the law firm of Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy have successfully represented countless clients throughout Northern Virginia in these matters.
Representing Clients on Both Sides of Protective Order Cases
If you are the person seeking protection, we can help you through the entire process from submitting the initial petition for the order to ensuring that is it complied with once it is in place. You can seek a protective order against your spouse, a boyfriend or girlfriend with whom you have a child, or another family member or housemate.
We also represent clients who are the target of a protective order. Depending on the terms of the order, you may be required to stay away from the person seeking protection, which could result in you being kept away from your home or seeing your children. Our attorneys work hard to minimize the impact of the order on your personal life and your future. We will represent you at any hearings and work to avoid having the order become permanent.
Our firm's experience representing clients on both sides of these cases allows us to provide much more effective representation in every protective order case we accept. We understand what is at stake for all concerned parties, and we work diligently to build a customized solution that protects our client's rights to the fullest extent possible.
Speak To One of Our Loudoun County Restraining Orders Attorneys
Whether you are the person seeking protection or the person who has been served with the protective order, our lawyers are prepared to help you. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. You can reach us by phone at 703-648-8279 or simply contact us online.