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Having a restraining order issued in your name can be a frightening experience – especially if you were not expecting it. However, you do not have to accept the terms of your injunction. With the help of an experienced Phoenix restraining order lawyer, like Craig Orent, you may be able to get it modified or even dismissed entirely.

How A Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You Fight Back Against Your Restraining Order

The team at the Orent Law Offices in Phoenix, AZ, is committed to fighting tirelessly on behalf of our clients. So, when you ask us to help you get your restraining order modified or dismissed, we will:

Provide You with Sound Legal Advice

As you fight to get your restraining order changed or thrown out, you will almost certainly need to make a lot of tough decisions. If you make the wrong moves, your injunction may be upheld and you could be forced to live with it for the remainder of its term. However, if you can consistently make smart choices, you might be able to boost your chances of achieving a more favorable result.

Having spent many years working in the legal field, attorney Craig Orent has successfully dealt with a wide variety of complex scenarios. When you hire him to help you with your case, he will always be available to provide you with the advice you need to make the right calls time after time.

Search for Evidence to Disprove the Other Party’s Claims

Quite often, the best way to get a restraining order modified or dismissed is to prove that the other party’s claims are false. However, if you wish to pursue this strategy, you will almost certainly need to present the court with a lot of exculpatory evidence.

Fortunately, when you work with the team here at the Orent Law Offices in Phoenix, you won’t need to search for that evidence on your own. We will assist you with the task. From interviewing witnesses to reviewing security camera footage, we will leave no stone unturned in our search for evidence that will help your case.

Represent You in Court

As part of your battle to get your restraining order rescinded or changed, you will most likely need to make an appearance in court. If you would like to ensure that your hearing runs smoothly, you would be wise to have an experienced lawyer by your side throughout the process.

When you work with Craig Orent, “experience” is exactly what you will get. He has been representing clients in superior court and family court for years – and he is ready to use everything he has learned during that time to help you with your case.

Are you ready to begin fighting back against your restraining order? Then please do not hesitate to reach out to the team here at the Orent Law Offices in Phoenix. Attorney Orent would love to meet with you to discuss your case and figure out the best path forward.

Understanding the Types of Restraining Orders Issued By the State of Arizona

The state of Arizona issues three main types of restraining orders. They are:

Emergency Orders of Protection

Emergency Orders of Protection are designed to protect individuals who are in “imminent and present” danger of domestic violence. For a judge to issue one of these injunctions, an applicant generally needs to show that:

  • They are a victim of domestic violence
  • They have a domestic relationship with their alleged abuser

Under Arizona law, an individual does not need to have been physically attacked to be classified as a victim of domestic violence. They may also receive this designation if they have been the subject of any of the following actions:

  • Anonymous phone calls
  • Unlawful imprisonment
  • Stalking
  • Illegitimate surveillance
  • Emotional abuse

Because of the urgent nature of Emergency Orders of Protection, they can be obtained at any time – even during the night and on weekends and holidays. However, these orders only remain valid for a short period of time. In most instances, they expire at the end of the next business day.

Permanent Orders of Protection

Permanent Orders of Protection typically have many of the same requirements and restrictions as Emergency Orders of Protection. However, there is one key difference between the two injunctions – the length of time that they remain valid.

While Emergency Orders of Protection typically expire within a few days, Permanent Orders of Protection last much longer. In many cases, they can remain in place for as long as 12 months.

Injunctions Against Harassment

In Arizona, Emergency and Permanent Orders of Protection can only be used to keep people safe from abusers who are part of their family. Individuals who are being harassed or abused by a person who is not part of their family must instead seek an Injunction Against Harassment.

Like Permanent Orders of Protection, Injunctions Against Harassment may be valid for up to one year.

As one of the premier criminal defense law firms in Arizona, we pride ourselves on our in-depth knowledge of our state’s restraining order rules and regulations. If an injunction has been issued in your name in Maricopa County, please give us a call to discuss your legal options.

What Does A Restraining Order Prevent Me From Doing?

When an Emergency Order of Protection, Permanent Order of Protection, or Injunction Against Harassment is issued by the state of Arizona, the subject is almost always prohibited from carrying out actions such as:

  • Visiting the victim’s home, school, business, and place of employment
  • Calling, texting, or otherwise attempting to contact the victim
  • Behaving violently toward the victim or their family
  • Possessing guns or other deadly weapons

In some cases, the superior court judge who issues the order may also force the alleged abuser to attend domestic violence treatment classes.

Attorney Craig Orent has been helping the people of Phoenix fight back against their court orders for many years. If you believe that the restrictions outlined in your injunction are unfair, please do not hesitate to give our law office a call. We would be happy to review your case to see if we can get it modified or even dismissed. 

How to Get an Arizona Restraining Order Modified or Dismissed

In Arizona, it is relatively quick and easy for alleged victims of domestic violence to have a restraining order issued against their abuser. The process of getting that injunction modified or dismissed is a little more complex and time-consuming.

An individual who wishes to get a protection order thrown out must first request a hearing. Once the court receives this request, it will generally schedule a hearing within five to ten business days.

At these hearings, judges typically consider:

  • Whether the victim’s allegations are exaggerated or false
  • How much evidence there is to support the victim’s claims
  • Whether the victim and the alleged abuser subsequently engaged in romantic acts
  • Whether the victim ever contacted law enforcement
  • Whether the victim continued to call, text, or otherwise contact their alleged abuser
  • Whether the victim sought medical attention
  • Whether the restraining order was requested at the same time as the victim chose to file for divorce from their alleged abuser
  • Whether the victim has a history of being dishonest

Once they have thoroughly reviewed the facts of the case, the judge will then decide whether the order should be upheld in its current state, modified to loosen the restrictions, or dismissed entirely.

If you need a lawyer to represent you during your restraining order hearing, you are in the right place. Attorney Craig Orent has been helping the people of Phoenix fight back against their injunctions for years. To find out more about how he can help you with your case, all you need to do is give us a call or contact us online.

What Happens if I Violate an Arizona Restraining Order?

In the state of Arizona, it is a criminal offense to violate a lawfully issued restraining order. Individuals who choose not to follow the restrictions outlined in their injunction may be prosecuted under section 13-2810 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.

This law states that violating a court order is a Class 1 misdemeanor. People who are convicted of an offense of this nature may be fined up to $2,500 and sent to jail for as long as six months.

Do you believe that you may have inadvertently violated the terms of your restraining order? If so, Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist Craig Orent may be able to help. Contact our Phoenix law offices today to set up a free in-person consultation.

Contact A Phoenix Restraining Order Lawyer Today

If you have had a restraining order issued in your name and need someone to help you try to get it modified or dismissed, there is only one lawyer you need to turn to – Craig Orent. Attorney Orent’s many years of experience in the legal industry and in-depth knowledge of Arizona law make him the perfect person to stand up and fight on your behalf. To set up an initial consultation at our Phoenix law offices, just give us a call or send us a message online.