If someone alleges that they have been the victim of domestic violence, they may seek a temporary protective order (TPO) from the court in order to prohibit the alleged abuser from any further contact or abuse of any kind. A Las Vegas protective order lawyer at De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers has expertise in temporary protective order defenses and can build a case for you. In Nevada, temporary protective orders are issued by the District Court/Family Division.
- A temporary protective order may last until the court hearing or for up to 30 days.
- An extended protective order may last for one year.
An alleged victim may seek a temporary restraining order without giving you notice of the allegations made against you and without even giving you an opportunity to defend yourself. You will only have the opportunity to challenge this order once you have been served with the temporary protective order.
Understanding a Temporary Protective Order
Immediately after you have been served a temporary protective order, it is crucial to get in contact with an attorney. A skilled Las Vegas protective order lawyer can work to protect your legal rights and interests in order to help you avoid having an extended protective order (EPO) issued against you. The requirements of seeking and obtaining a TPO from the District Court are relatively easy to meet. In an attempt to protect real victims of violence and abuse, an alleged victim may seek a temporary protective order without informing the person it will be issued against.
Once the order is issued, however, the person named in the order will need to be notified. He or she will finally have the opportunity of challenging the allegations. A Las Vegas criminal defense attorney from our team at De Castroverde Accident & Injury Lawyers can assist you in contesting the TPO to see if it can be dissolved at this point in time. We can also assist you in seeking to avoid an EPO.
Challenging a Temporary Protective Order in Nevada
Just because you have been accused of domestic violence does not mean that you are guilty. It does not mean that you should have a temporary protective order issued against you. Our law firm is dedicated to standing up for the rights of those who have been falsely accused or treated unfairly.
You owe it to yourself to get high-quality and professional legal aid. Contact our Las Vegas criminal attorneys at (702) 222-9999 today to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive aggressive advocacy.