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Got A Protection Order Against You? Here Is What You Need to Know

New Jersey criminal defense lawyerHaving a protection order established by the court by an alleged victim can have significant consequences for the person named in the order. Violating this order could prove problematic for any criminal case as well as any civil cases that could be pending at the same time, such as a contested child custody issue.

How to Respond to a Protective Order

If a protection order is taken out by another person, the person who is named in the protection order has to adhere to the regulations of the order or face severe consequences and additional charges in court. An order of protection usually requires you to adapt your life in regard to the single person who took the order out. It may have limitations about how you can act and talk.

No violent behavior may occur around the protected individual or anyone he or she has direct contact with during the length of the protective order. The affected person is free act or speak as he or she wishes when the order expires, but failing to comply with the terms of the order to lead to significant other issues. Because an order may significantly affect your personal relationships and restrict your freedom including; making it difficult to obtain employment or housing.

You may need to fight against the order as soon as possible by retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney. The burden of proof falls on you as far as illustrating to the court why you should not have to deal with this order and identifying an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately gives you the best possible opportunity to fight back.

A Dedicated New Jersey Lawyer for Alleged Order Violations

At the Law Offices of John W. Tumelty, you’ll have an advocate to fight back when you’ve been unfairly accused of violating a protection order.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
539 S Shore Rd
Marmora, NJ 08223
609.390.4600
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
3318 Simpson Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226
609.385.4221
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
100 E Rio Grande Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
609.277.2786
THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN W. TUMELTY
822 Shore Rd
Somers Point, NJ 08244
609.277.2786

Seasoned criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty has three conveniently located offices in Atlantic City, Somers Point and Marmora, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Cape May, Dennis Township, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Lower Township, Margate, Middle Township, Northfield, Ocean City, Pleasantville, Sea Isle City, Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Upper Township, Ventnor and Wildwood.