Family Violence and Emergency Orders in the DFW Metroplex
A protective order, also referred to as an emergency order of protection or restraining order, is designed to protect victims of family violence in the state of Texas. If you are the victim of violence, you can file for a restraining order for yourself. You may also file for your child if he or she needs protection. An experienced attorney can help you if you are filing for a restraining order to get the protection you deserve.
At the Shapiro Law Firm in Plano, our lawyers have more than 40 years of family law experience providing representation for the victims of family violence in Collin County and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Filing for a restraining order is an appropriate response to violence from family members and unrelated people living in your household. While the process can seem daunting, our firm can help you through it as smoothly as possible.
Call us as soon as possible about filing a restraining order to protect you or a member of your family. Call our Plano office at 972-468-0716.
Protective Orders and How They Work
When a protective or restraining order is issued against a family member or unrelated residence of your household, the police and the Department of Public Safety are notified. If the protective order is violated in any way, the person protected by that order may contact the appropriate law enforcement agency, who will then enforce that order.
A first violation of a protective order can result in an arrest of your abuser and a contempt of court charge. A second violation of the order can result in more serious felony charges.
Contact the Shapiro Law Firm
If you have been victimized by family violence, or a member of your family has, and you would like to learn more about filing for a protective or restraining order, contact the Shapiro Law Firm. Call us at 972-468-0716, and schedule an initial consultation.