Being served a protective order in Virginia can place serious limitations on your life and freedom, such as keeping you from your family, from places that are part of your daily life or from owning a firearm. Not all protective orders are fair. The attorneys at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. are committed advocates for individuals who are targeted for wrongful or overly harsh protective orders. From our offices in Charlottesville, Palmyra and Harrisonburg, we can work to tell your side of the story and enforce your rights.
A Virginia court can issue a protective order if the person seeking it alleges they were subject to an act involving violence, force or threat, resulting in bodily injury or a reasonable fear of being injured, sexually assaulted or killed. Protective orders are often issued after alleged instances of:
An order may be requested by a law enforcement officer or by an alleged victim.
When you are served with a protective order that you want to contest, the following steps should be taken:
If you are served with an order of protection, exercise restraint and secure legal representation. An attorney at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. can develop a professional, level-headed challenge to the order.
We care. We fight. We help our clients put their lives back together. For help responding to a protective order in Virginia, meet with a skilled lawyer at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Call us at 434-973-7474 or contact us online to schedule an appointment one of our offices. We have locations in Charlottesville, Palmyra, and Harrisonburg.
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