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Windham County Restraining Order Defense Attorney

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Whether you have been arrested for domestic violence (or family violence), assault, or even stalking, you may also be issued a protective or restraining order against you in order to protect the alleged victim. These orders have certain terms and conditions you must follow and failure to do so can result in additional harsh criminal penalties. Whether you have been issued a protective/restraining order or violated one, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you avoid conviction.

At The Law Office of Jerome Paun, we are committed to protecting your rights and future and helping you get your life back on the right track. With more than four decades of experience, our Windham County protective order defense attorney can guide you through the legal process and ensure you avoid serious criminal penalties.

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Types of Restraining Orders in Connecticut

Protective and restraining orders are designed to protect someone who has been a victim of violence. Most orders prohibit the alleged offender from contacting the alleged accuser and his/her family, staying away from the alleged accuser, preventing the alleged offender from entering the alleged accuser’s home or workplace, ordering temporary child custody rights, and more.

The following are the most common types of protective and restraining orders in Connecticut:

  • Family violence protective order – This type of protective order is issued during arraignment in criminal court. Most protective and restraining orders are issued in civil court.

  • Temporary restraining order – Also known as an “ex parte” restraining order, if an alleged victim and the judge believes there is an immediate and present physical danger to him/her, then the order will be issued the day the alleged victim applies. This order lasts until the court hearing to obtain a permanent order, which is typically held 14 days after the temporary restraining order is issued. But if the alleged offender possesses a firearm, then the hearing will take place in seven days.

  • Permanent restraining order – At the court hearing, if a judge decides in favor of the alleged victim, a permanent order will be issued. This order lasts up to one year or longer, depending on the judge’s discretion.

According to Connecticut law, violating a criminal protective order is a Class D felony, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence of five years and a fine of up to $5,000. You will also be required to submit your DNA to the police.

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Due to the seriousness of the penalties associated with violating an order, having a knowledgeable and skilled lawyer on your side can make all the difference. We understand false allegations are often made, which is why we can help you clear your name.

For more information about our legal services, contact us today.

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