Orders of Protection (Protective Orders) New York

An Order of Protection is issued by a court to limit or restrain a person from going near another person who feels they may be harmed or harassed. These orders are generally issued as a result of criminal charges being filed against someone in cases such as assault, robbery, burglary, stalking, harassment and domestic violence.

There are a few different types of Orders of Protection that can be issued in New York, from Family Court orders to Criminal and Supreme Court orders.

Protective Order Attorney Queens New York

If you have been issued an Order of Protection, it is important that you contact Law Office immediately. When an Order of Protection (restraining order) is issued against you, there are quite a few things you need to be aware of in order to ensure that you do not violate the terms of the Order. Violating an Order of Protection can land you in more trouble with the law as criminal charges can be filed against you.

Law Office will be able to provide you with a skilled and experienced attorney if you have been issued an Order of Protection. Law Office proudly defends individuals facing all criminal charges, including assault, marijuana possession, weapons and firearm charges, and domestic violece.

Call today to speak with an attorney in the Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner. Our attorneys are dedicated to fighting the charges brought up against you and helping you avoid serious penalties or punishments.

Information Center for Orders of Protection in New York

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Types of Orders of Protection

There are a few different types of Orders of Protection (restraining orders) that can be issued against someone.

Family Court – A Family Court Order of Protection is issued as a civil proceeding. The purpose of this Order is to stop violence within a relationship or family and provide protection to all of the individuals affected.   With the issuance of a Family Court Order of Protection, subsequent criminal charges may be filed.

In order to get an Order of Protection in Family Court, your relationship with the individual must fit within one of these categories:

  • Someone with whom you have a child in common
  • Current or former spouse
  • A family member to whom you are related by blood or marriage
  • Someone with whom you have or have had an intimate relationship.

When a Family Court Order of Protection is filed, the filer is known as the "Petitioner," and the person against whom the Order is being filed is known as the "Respondent."

Supreme Court – An Order of Protection from Supreme Court can be issued as part of an ongoing divorce process. Generally, if you have an ongoing divorce case and would like to request an Order of Protection, it is recommended that you be represented by an attorney to make the written or oral request on your behalf. The judge will decide whether to issue the Order of Protection and what terms should be included.

Criminal Court – An Order of Protection from Criminal Court is issued for the protection of a witness or victim in a criminal case. The person charged is called the "defendant." The victim is called the "complaining witness."

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Protective Order Resources New York

There are quite a few places you can go to for more information on Orders of Protection. Whether you are the petitioner or the respondent, or the defendant or the victim or complaining witness, it is always important to have as much as information as possible and contact an attorney for more assistance.

NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline Numbers:
English: 800-942-6306
TTY: 800-818-0656
Spanish: 800-942-6908
TTY: 800-780-7660
In NYC: 800-621-HOPE (4673) or dial 311
TTY: 866-604-5352

To find a domestic violence resource near where you live you can visit the website for The New York State Coalition against Domestic Violence.

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Attorney for Protective Order Queens New York

If you have been arrested and an Order of Protection is issued against you, or if you need to have one filed on your behalf, you should contact Law Office immediately. The attorneys at the Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner are experienced and skilled attorneys who will fight hard for your case. Call today to receive a free consultation from a skilled attorney who can help you.

Law Office is proud to serve New York City, including Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island.

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