It’s a good thing to protect families against family members who are out of control. It’s not a good thing when one family member falsely accuses another family member of threats or assaults, in order to gain advantage in a child custody matter — which happens far too often.
In Missouri, courts hand down orders of protection, also called restraining orders, in situations suggesting domestic assault. These orders have real teeth: they can bar you from your home, bar you from seeing your children or even contacting them. You will lose your right to possess a firearm, on a federal level.
Imagine that you are out in public and you run into the household member who asked for the restraining order. You must then remove yourself from that place. If you don’t, you may be arrested.
Violate a restraining order, even accidentally, and matters only get worse. That’s why it’s important to fight restraining orders as soon as they are handed down.
Under the Missouri Domestic Violence Act, the petitioner for an order of protection must be the victim of stalking or sexual assault or a domestic violence victim seeking protection from a present or former household or family member. The law defines family and/or household members as:
Troy Leavitt will work to have these orders removed or request that only a limited order be put in place, so that you are able to stay connected with your family.
Blue Springs restraining order lawyer Troy Leavitt to discuss the restraining orders filed against you. If your case has merit, we will discuss the best way to have these orders lifted or relaxed, so that you can live a normal life.
Contact us at (816) 288-6000 to schedule a confidential consultation.