Orders of protection are intended to prevent threatening or abusive conduct. A violation of an order of protection can lead to the arrest and incarceration for almost a year for the person charged with violating it.
Depending upon the facts, an order of protection can direct a person to refrain from further abusive or threatening behavior, but it can also do a great deal more. It can also include provisions for temporary custody, visitation and support.
An Order of Protection abridges the Second Amendment right to bear arms. An individual with an Order of Protection against them are not permitted to own or possess a firearm or ammunition. An Order of Protection can affect your livelihood. Some rental communities will not rent to those who have an Order of Protection against them.
An order of protection may be requested from a judge in situations in which the person seeking the order has been the victim of any of the following acts:
Tennessee state law restricts orders of protection to situations in which there is a relationship between the person seeking the order and the person who could potentially be subject to civil and criminal penalties for violating it. The law extends orders of protection eligibility to the following:
Michael S. Rexroat is experienced with helping his clients obtain Orders of Protection as well as helping clients who have been served with an Order of Protection.
Orders of Protection are serious business, and if you are in a situation involving an Order of Protection, please call Michael today at (615) 606-8792 to help you with your legal situation.