Protective Order Lawyers in Taney County
Defending Clients & Fighting for Their Best Interests
In Missouri, protective orders are issued by courts in order to protect vulnerable individuals from potentially violent or harmful people. Also known as restraining orders, protective orders are typically issued on a temporary basis. They are usually utilized in cases of spousal abuse, stalking, child abuse, and other domestic disputes. Individuals trying to get a protective order should retain knowledgeable legal representation.
At The Garrett Law Firm, our protective order lawyers in Taney County have years of experience in this complicated area of law. We can help you make sound decisions regarding your future and family as we navigate you through each step of the legal process. Our firm has a long track record of success in obtaining protective orders, and we know what it takes to win. You can rely on our attorneys to provide you with the compassionate and effective representation you deserve.
Call The Garrett Law Firm today at (417) 221-4113 or contact us online to learn more about our Taney County protective order lawyers and how we can assist you.
About Protective Orders in Missouri
According to Missouri law, temporary protective orders may be issued and remain in effect for up to 15 days or for as long as the court deems appropriate. These types of orders are able to prevent the person who is being restrained (the respondent) from doing certain things.
Depending on the order, it may prevent the respondent from doing the following, and more:
- Contacting the petitioner
- Being on a specified parcel of property
- Being within a certain distance of the petitioner
The order’s protections may also extend to any dependents or children involved. Full protective orders may last anywhere from 180 days up to 1 year. However, they can be renewed if the petition to do so is approved by a court. If the respondent violates the protective order, they may be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. If they have already been convicted of the same offense within the past five years, however, they may be charged with a Class D felony, which could result in prison time.
Call (417) 221-4113 to Get Started on Your Case
If you need a protective order, contact The Garrett Law Firm right away and get the strong legal representation you need. We genuinely care about our clients’ wellbeing, which is why we work hard to help them achieve their protective order goals. You can count on our Taney County protective order lawyers to assert your rights and best interests through each stage of the proceedings.