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Weirton Domestic Violence Protective Order Defense Lawyer
Fighting for the Accused in the Counties of Monongalia, Marion, Preston, Harrison, Taylor & All of West Virginia
At Mountaineer Criminal Law Group, we are dedicated to providing aggressive defense against false, exaggerated, misleading, or manipulative accusations related to domestic violence protective orders (DVPOs). Our experienced Morgantown attorney specializes in representing individuals fighting against DVPOs in Monongalia, Marion, Preston, Harrison, Taylor, and throughout West Virginia.
DVPOs, commonly known as “restraining orders,” are issued by West Virginia courts to protect individuals and families from alleged abuse by intimate partners, family members, or household members. These orders can have far-reaching consequences, impacting your reputation, restricting your rights and activities, and imposing financial burdens. Furthermore, DVPOs can adversely affect future prospects, such as employment and housing opportunities, being readily accessible on background checks. Violating such orders can lead to criminal charges.
Our services include a free case evaluation to understand the specifics of your situation and craft a tailored defense strategy. We aim to help you navigate the complexities of DVPOs, ensuring your voice is heard and that justice prevails.
To book a free case evaluation with our Weirton domestic violence protective order defense attorney, please contact Weirton Criminal Lawyer Group online or call (304) 381-3656.
Consequences of DVPOs in West Virginia
The West Virginia Judiciary defines the rules surrounding DVPOs, which may yield the following consequences:
- Restraining you from any form of contact with the accuser, including through phone, text, email, or third-party communication. This restriction may also extend to any children under the protection of the DVPO.
- Requiring you to vacate the shared residence.
- Suspending child custody and visitation rights for the duration of the order.
- Mandating child support and/or spousal support payments during the order’s validity.
- Restraining you from approaching the accuser’s workplace or your children’s school/daycare.
- Mandating your participation in an intervention program.
- Prohibiting gun possession.
- Requiring reimbursement for reasonable costs incurred by the accuser, such as medical care, shelter expenses, or counseling services.
We are committed to protecting your rights and advocating for your best interests in the face of DVPOs. Contact us today to begin building your defense against these serious allegations.
The duration of these orders can vary (90 days, 180 days, one year or longer) depending on the circumstances. It is important to note that even if you have been named in a temporary order solely based on the claims of your accuser, you have the right to defend yourself in a subsequent hearing. This hearing will determine whether the order should be extended for a more permanent duration.
Defending Against Accusations in a DVPO Court Hearing
To effectively counter the accusations made against you in a DVPO court hearing, it is crucial to present compelling evidence that refutes the claims of your accuser. Our skilled Weirton criminal defense attorney can assist you in gathering evidence that will be beneficial to your case. This evidence may include witness testimony or other information that raises doubt about your accuser’s claims. Additionally, it can include texts, emails, phone records, or any other supporting materials that work to your advantage. We are committed to safeguarding your legal and parental rights, advocating for your best interests, and taking all necessary legal actions.
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