Sioux Falls Protection Order Attorney
Ryan Duffy Law is experienced in both obtaining and defending against requests for protection orders for our clients. If you have been assaulted, harassed, or stalked by another person we can help you to immediately obtain a temporary protection order to protect you and your family prior to the hearing where you would seek a permanent/long-term protection order. Both temporary and permanent protection orders can restrict how close a person may come to you, your family, your home, and your work place. A protection order can also prohibit or restrict a person from contacting you via phone, text message, email, or any other electronic medium. If the person against whom you have a protection order violates any condition of the order he or she can be arrested for violation of a protection order. Violations of a protection order have varying levels of punishment depending on the type of protection order, number of violations, and nature of the violation.
Complying with Protection Orders
If you have been served with a temporary or permanent protection order you must comply with its conditions; it is crime to violate any terms of a temporary or permanent protection order. The protection order will list the people and places which you are prohibited from contacting and it will also most likely indicate that all communication with the protected party is prohibited. The temporary protection order will also list a hearing date when the Court will determine if a permanent protection order will be granted. If you do not appear at that hearing and the petitioning party does appear, the Court will grant the petitioner a permanent or long-term protection order against you. If you wish to resist the protection order, you should contact an attorney to help you present the best defense possible.
Contact our office if you need assistance with either seeking a protection order or defending yourself against a request for a protection order.