Long Island Order of Protection Lawyer

As part of a criminal investigation or family law civil case, you may have had an Order of Protection placed against you. Commonly referred to as a restraining order, an Order of Protection can be ordered to limit contact between you and your accuser until the case is heard by the court.

If you have had an Order of Protection placed against you, such an order can cause you to be removed from your home and may have an impact on both your personal and professional life. While it is important that you abide by its terms, you do have legal rights. At the law firm of Jason Bassett Criminal Attorney, New York criminal defense attorney Jason Bassett brings over two decades of experience in the criminal justice system to the table. We diligently defend our clients against criminal charges and unfair orders of protection so that they can put this chapter behind and move on with their lives. To schedule a free consultation, call now (631) 259-6060.

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How to Get an Order of Protection Dismissed in New York

Whether issued in family court or by a criminal court judge, an Order of Protection is a court order and violating one can result in criminal charges which can have serious consequences. Even if you had no intention of harming anyone, any violation of the terms of the court order might cause you to be charged with criminal contempt and subject to additional penalties. 

The only way an Order of Protection can be vacated or have its terms amended is through the court system. While you may petition the court to vacate an Order of Protection, ultimately that decision rests solely with the judge.  Consequently, it is critical that an OP be complied with until it is removed by the court. An experienced Order of Protection lawyer on Long Island can advise and guide you in petitioning the court and representing your interests.  

Before you consider making any contact with your accuser, you should seek the counsel of an experienced Long Island order of protection attorney. At the law office of Jason Bassett Criminal Attorney, Long Island criminal defense lawyer Jason Bassett provides experienced legal counsel and diligent representation for those who are subject to an Order of Protection, either through the family court or criminal court. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at (631) 259-6060.

Orders of Protection on Long Island

In cases involving criminal charges, the criminal court will typically issue an Order of Protection against a defendant pending a hearing in matters concerning:

A family court can also issue orders of protection for those alleged to be in violation of the Family Court Act.  To qualify to petition for an order of protection in Family Court, a person must share or have formerly shared an intimate relationship with the accused individual, including:

In some instances, an accuser or judge may receive an Order of Protection from both criminal court and family court. 

During the course of a criminal case, a Temporary Order of Protection can be issued and may remain in effect during the pendency of the case. At the end of the case, the court may issue a permanent Order of Protection. A permanent Order of Protection usually remains in effect for one year, but it can be longer depending on the circumstances of the case.

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Types of Orders of Protection

Some states prohibit almost all forms of contact with the accuser under an Order of Protection. In New York, an Order of Protection can either be a full stay away order or a limited refrain from order, each varying with the circumstances.

In most criminal cases, the OP will be a full stay away order and will require that the defendant:

If you have been charged with a crime or are the subject of an Order of Protection through the family court, it is important to understand how this can affect you, your family, and your future. Contact the Order of Protection attorney at the law offices of Jason Bassett Criminal Attorney to schedule a free consultation so you can understand your responsibilities, rights, and legal options. Call us today at (631) 259-6060.

The Consequences For Violating an Order of Protection

Violation of an Order of Protection is a crime and can result in other serious consequences on top of any criminal charges you may already be facing. Depending on the violation, it can add the following to any other penalties:

These criminal penalties will be in addition to any other penalties you may be facing.

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What Should You Do if an Order of Protection Has Been Issued Against You?

If you are the subject of an Order of Protection, it is important that you follow all conditions contained in it. Any violation can be charged as criminal contempt, regardless of whether you make phone calls to the accuser, damage the accuser’s property, or have violent physical contact. 

Before you allow emotion to guide your actions, it is critical to get skilled legal guidance. New York criminal defense lawyer Jason Bassett and our experienced team of Long Island Order of Protection attorneys will provide a knowledgeable and experienced legal defense when you have been charged with domestic violence or a violation of an Order of Protection. Because the state of New York is particularly aggressive toward domestic violence offenders, you need an aggressive defense of your own. To schedule a no-cost appointment, contact us now at (631) 259-6060.

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What Happens if You Have Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence or Abuse?

While domestic violence is a serious criminal act, there has also been a rise in false allegations. These are usually used to gain leverage in divorce disputes or other family law matters such as:

At the law office of Jason Bassett Criminal Attorney, you’ll have an experienced Long Island Order of Protection attorney committed to protecting your interests and ensuring your legal rights when you have been falsely accused of domestic violence.

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Getting Skilled Legal Counsel

If you are the subject of an Order of Protection, you still have important legal rights. The quality of your defense can protect you, your reputation, and your future when you have been charged with a crime. Having an experienced Long Island Order of Protection attorney on your side can be critical to your success.

Contact the law firm of Jason Bassett Criminal Attorney at (631) 259-6060 for a free consultation to understand your legal rights.

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