Protection Orders are designed to address domestic violence between family members, spouses, boyfriends, and girlfriends.
A protection order, or a temporary restraining order, is meant to stop violence from escalating or to prevent an assault. If you are living with the abuser, it gives police authority to remove the person from your home for a period of time. In granting the Restraining Order, the court may order that the offender have no contact with the victim or children. A Temporary Restraining Order lasts until a hearing can be held – usually in two to four weeks.
Unfortunately, it is also possible for Protection Orders to be misused. A falsely obtained Protection Order can have devastating effects regarding custody in a divorce. Some men can be thrown out of their house and kept from their children for a period of time without ever having the opportunity to tell his side of the story.
I am Chad Foster, a Protection Order Attorney serving the Snohomish and King counties out of an office conveniently located in Bothell. I realize how important it is for my clients to have their story heard by the prosecutor and judge, and that the client receives an aggressive fair, and thorough representation. Call 425.785.8679 today or contact our office for a consultation.