Challenging Restraining Orders • Charges of Violating an Order
An accusation of domestic violence almost always triggers a temporary restraining order. A judge has the power to extend that order for six months at a time. That means no contact with the alleged victim and little or no contact with your kids. A standing order can also be used against you in custody proceedings.
The Brian D. Kaschel Law Office can help. I can represent you in court to prevent a continuation of a restraining order or to have an existing order dissolved. I can also defend you on the criminal charges of violating a restraining order.
There is limited time to prepare for your hearing. Contact me immediately for a free consultation. I practice in family courts of Fairfield County and New Haven County.
Connecticut Protection Order Attorney
A judge can issue a temporary order for relief from physical abuse (46b-15) solely upon the word of the alleged victim, a witness or a police officer. This is an ex parte hearing (behind closed doors), meaning that you have no say. You are kicked out of your home and warned not to have any contact with the alleged victim.
Within two weeks, you will face a hearing in which the judge will (a) dissolve the temporary restraining order or (b) extend it for up to six months. This is your one and only chance to present your side of the story.
I am an experienced family law attorney. I will fight for you at your hearing to terminate the restraining order or lighten the restrictions so that you can still have visitation or at least supervised visitation with your children. I can also represent you in court if your estranged spouse or partner seeks to renew the order after six months.
Restraining Order Violations
Are you accused of stalking your ex-partner or violating the no-contact order? Violating a restraining order is a felony offense, punishable by up to a year in jail and all the collateral consequences of a felony criminal record. I will aggressively counter the charges to show that the accusation is false, that you were tricked into contacting the person or that you do not pose any harm or bad intentions.
To talk to a Fairfield restraining order lawyer today, call me at 866-603-8810, or e-mail me to arrange a free initial consultation, including evenings or weekends.