I've Had an Order of Protection Taken Out Against Me. Now What?

I've Had an Order of Protection Taken Out Against Me. Now What?

Attorney Ryan C. Davis can help you fight an Order of Protection in Nashville, TN

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:


  • Ordering you to leave your home
  • Affecting your custody or visitation rights with your children
  • Preventing you from owning or possessing firearms
  • Impacting your ability to rent an apartment or home

Who can request an Order of Protection?

An Order of Protection can be requested by anyone who is a "domestic abuse victim." T.C.A. ยง36-3-601 defines domestic abuse victims as adults or minors who:


  • Are current or former spouses;
  • Live together, or who have lived together (including roommates);
  • Are dating, who have dated, or who have had a sexual relationship;
  • Are related by blood or adoption;
  • Are related, or were formerly related, by marriage.



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Call 615-649-0110 now to learn more about Orders of Protection from an Order of Protection defense lawyer in Nashville, TN.