Restraining Orders & Protection Order Defense
Did Someone File a Restraining Order Against you in Denver?
In the state of Colorado, a civil restraining order—sometimes referred
to as a protection order—is enacted to protect someone who is believed
to be in danger of being harmed by a certain person. A restraining order
usually prohibits the identified person from contacting the protected
individual, often requiring them to stay away from their home, work, and
school. The person is also forbidden from contacting the protected party
by phone, on the computer, or via a third party. Typically, restraining
orders are made to prevent stalking, sexual assault, elderly abuse, or
Kevin Cahill has worked with countless families from Glendale, Englewood,
and other areas of Denver. He is widely recognized across the state as
an authority in criminal defense and is well known in the community for
his innovative defense strategies and
track record of successful cases. Mr. Cahill has the training, experience, and talent necessary to defend
you from a restraining order or order of protection.
This can be a difficult time in your life, allow our Denver defense lawyer
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Types of Protective Orders in Colorado
In Colorado, there are three different types of restraining or protection
orders, as outlined below:
Mandatory Protection Order. During a criminal case, sometimes the court will issue a mandatory protection
order against the defendant until the case has been resolved. A mandatory
protection order usually prohibits the defendant from specific actions,
such as contacting a victim, possessing a gun, or using alcohol or drugs
for the duration of the case.
Temporary Civil Protection Order. A person may petition a court for a temporary civil protection order from
a person they believe may cause them harm. The temporary restraining order
is made on the basis of the accuser’s testimony before a judge.
This type of protection order may be terminated if the court later finds
the allegations to be untrue, or be made permanent if the court finds
the allegations to be valid.
Permanent Civil Protection Order. A permanent civil protection order occurs if a court finds that a person
is indeed endangered by the individual who they requested temporary civil
protection against. Once a permanent civil protection order is filed against
you, you cannot petition for its removal for four years.
Being served with a restraining order can have devastating and life-altering
consequences. You could be prohibited from contacting your children and
family and even thrown out of your own home. With a restraining order
against you, you will be unable to own a firearm, and your name will be
set in a permanent police registry. Without even having been convicted
for a crime, you can face tough consequences like homelessness and a blemished
Violation of Protection Order Colorado
And if you violate the terms of your restraining order in any way, you
could be charged with a restraining order violation—a
criminal offense. Denver lawyer
Kevin Cahill represents clients in all types of restraining order cases, whether they
have been charged with a protection order violation or if they feel a
restraining order is being unjustly sought against them. If you are involved
in a restraining or protective order case, contact Mr. Cahill as soon
as possible. Mr. Cahill can help you understand your options, and work
tirelessly to protect your interests in court.
Don’t Be Abused by Colorado’s Protective Order System
Though Colorado protection orders laws are designed to protect victims from
domestic violence and other violent crimes, these laws are often abused. In many cases, a
vindictive, upset, or unstable person will falsely accuse another and
seek a protective order out of revenge or malice.
In order to obtain a temporary civil protection order, all an alleged victim
needs to do is make a sworn statement alleging that you threatened or
hurt them and that they believe you may do this again. The victim doesn’t
have to prove these allegations in any way. Once they’ve successfully
secured a temporary protection order, the court will conduct a hearing
that determines whether to make the order permanent.
The court’s decision in your restraining order case is very important
since once you are served with a permanent protection order, you can’t
even begin to petition to have it changed for another four years. A permanent
protection order may appear on your criminal record, and keep you from
securing employment, obtaining a passport, and getting approved for housing.
A permanent protection order could result in the loss of your right to
bear arms, meaning you may not be able to serve in the military or on
a police force.
While there is a protection order against you in place, you may be unable
to contact your children. You may be forbidden from entering your home
or seeing your family, even though you may be required to continue making
payments on your home and supporting your family financially. Additionally,
if you are alleged to have violated your permanent restraining order,
you will face criminal charges.
Kevin Cahill Offers Aggressive Defense for Protection Order Cases
There’s no denying that domestic violence is a grave problem in Colorado.
But when individuals file false protection orders in an attempt to benefit
the dissolution of their marriage or child custody case, they can ruin
the lives of those they are falsely accusing of violence and harm the
credibility of the true domestic violence victims. If you have been served
with an unjust protection order or falsely accused of violating one, you
can stand up for your rights by hiring a skilled Denver restraining order
defense attorney like Kevin Cahill. He can help you understand your rights,
and help you to craft a defense strategy that protects your family, career,
For a powerful defense against a civil protection order or restraining
order violation charge in Colorado, contact Kevin Cahill. Pulling from
his years of experience in these types of cases, Mr. Cahill may be able
to demonstrate a lack of grounds for a protection order or prevent your
temporary restraining order from becoming permanent. And if you were charged
with a violation of a protection order, Mr. Cahill can defend you in court.
Ready to start defending your freedom and rights? Contact our Denver restraining
order defense attorney today for a free initial consultation where you
can discuss how to fight against wrongful use of Colorado civil protection laws.
Simply fill out our
online form or call us at (720) 548-2990.