Orders of Protection are orders issued by a Judge. They are not orders by law enforcement, district attorney’s offices, or the person whom it protects but an Order of Protection is often [...]
In New York, Orders of Protection can only be issued in criminal court or family court. Family Court Orders of Protection often have identical types of terms and conditions as criminal orders [...]
Orders of Protection may be temporary or final. Temporary Orders of Protection typically are issued when someone is arrested for a crime that involves a victim. These types of orders usually last [...]
An order of Protection on a violation can last up to 2 years from the date of sentence or 2 years from release of incarceration.
An Order of Protection on a misdemeanor can last up to 5 years past the maximum jail sentence or 5 years from the date of the sentence if there was no jail. [...]
An Order of Protection on a felony conviction can last as long as 8 years past the maximum prison sentence imposed or ten years from the date of the sentence.
An Order of Protection is issued by a Judge and therefore, only a Judge can change the Order of Protection. If the protected person does not believe they need the order or [...]
If the protected person comes to your workplace, or reaches out to you, you must avoid any contact or communication with them. You may wish to block them on social media or [...]
Yes. There are some Orders of Protection that allow parties to have contact with each other. This type of Order of Protection is often referred to as a “refrain from” or No [...]
The actions the Order of Protection prohibit include any contact, even if you feel its nice, friendly, or apologetic. As an example, if the person texts you “I’m sorry, I hope we will [...]