Colorado Restraining Order Lawyer
Our Colorado restraining order attorneys are seasoned as both former prosecutors and family law attorneys. We know what it takes to get a Colorado restraining order for our clients and how to defend against restraining orders for our clients that are facing an upcoming temporary or permanent protection order hearing.
In Colorado, a Protection Order means any Order that prohibits the Restrained Person from contacting, harassing, injuring, intimidating, molesting, threatening, touching, stalking, sexually assaulting or abusing any Protected Person, or from entering or remaining on premises, or from coming within a specified distance of a Protected Person or premises, or from taking, transferring, concealing, harming, disposing of, or threatening harm to an animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by a Protected Person, or any other provision to protect the Protected Person from imminent danger to life or health.
In Colorado, a temporary civil protection order may be issued if the issuing judge or magistrate finds that an imminent danger exists to the person or persons seeking protection under the civil protection order. In determining whether an imminent danger exists to the life or health of one or more persons, the court shall consider all relevant evidence concerning the safety and protection of the persons seeking the protection order.
We Assist Clients in Obtaining Colorado Restraining Orders
We take cases of domestic violence, child abuse, and substance abuse very seriously, and we will help you obtain a restraining or protective order should you need to take this step for yourself or your children. We can seek a civil restraining order if you and/or your children are in imminent danger or have been threatened with harm. The court can enter orders:
(I) To prevent assaults and threatened bodily harm;
(II) To prevent domestic abuse;
(III) To prevent emotional abuse of the elderly or of an at-risk adult;
(IV) To prevent sexual assault or abuse; and
(V) To prevent stalking.
If there is a divorce case involved as well, we frequently seek to combine the divorce case with the restraining order case, so that we can ask the court to enter additional orders from the divorce court so that bills are continued to be paid and so that there is financial support for the family.
We Also Assist Other Clients in Defending Against Restraining Orders
In other matters, we also assist our clients in defending against restraining order actions. Restraining orders have long-term consequences, as they become listed on your Colorado criminal history, even though they are of a civil nature. Some employers will deny employment or terminate employment for employees that have a restraining order. If you hold a professional license, are in law enforcement, concealed carry permit, or are in or are considering military service, a restraining order can ruin your life.
Initially, the individual to be protected by the order will file a temporary restraining order, which restricts contact between parties until the evidentiary hearing when the person under protection presents evidence seeking to make the temporary order permanent. While in some cases the domestic violence, child abuse, or substance abuse is very real, in other case there are false allegations contrived to gain an advantage in a divorce or separation, including getting an upper-hand over the house, children, assets, and/or family business.
Call a Seasoned Colorado Restraining Order Attorney Today
If you are facing a restraining order hearing either as a plaintiff or a defendant, don’t go it alone, call an experienced attorney who can help you at 303-688-3045 for a free telephone evaluation to see if we can assist you. We are Douglas County Restraining Order Attorneys, who can assist you throughout the Denver front range area courts.