An Order of Protection is an order signed by a judge or magistrate, intended to protect victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. If someone has filed an Order of Protection against you, you may feel confused, angry, anxious, or frustrated. It's tempting to reach out to the person who filed it, but it is essential that you have no contact with him or her. Doing so may result in your arrest and a new criminal charge!
If you've been notified that someone has filed an Order of Protection against you, turn to Ryan C. Davis Law, PLLC to help you understand how this could change your life and explain how to fight it.
An Order of Protection is more than a statement made by an unhappy partner, ex, or family member. It can have serious ramifications, including:
An Order of Protection can be requested by anyone who is a "domestic abuse victim." T.C.A. §36-3-601 defines domestic abuse victims as adults or minors who: