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Fighting Restraining Orders in Indiana

A protective order, commonly known as a “restraining order,” is a legal document that prohibits a person from making any type of contact with the person who requested the order. Protective orders are common in instances of alleged domestic violence, stalking, and/or spousal abuse. It is not uncommon for a spouse or partner to request a protective order in the event of a contentious divorce or child custody battle. Once a protective order has been taken out against you, you are not allowed to contact or be physically near the person who took out the order for the specified amount of time.

If you have had a protective order taken out against you or you have been accused of violating a protective order, Heifner Law Inc. can help. Our Anderson protective orders attorney has experience handling these types of criminal matters. He knows how to navigate the system and fight to protect your rights.

Contact our firm online or by phone at (765) 200-6328 to request a free, confidential consultation with Attorney K. Aaron Heifner today.

Types of Protective Orders in Indiana

If you have had a protective order placed on you, you are not allowed to contact the person who sought the order. This includes in-person contact, calling, texting, emailing, social media messaging, or coming within a certain physical limit. Additionally, you may not “disturb the peace” of the person who sought the order, damage his or her property, or otherwise attempt to threaten, harm, intimidate, or contact him or her.

There are two types of protective orders in Indiana:

  • General protective orders prohibit a person from contacting or coming near the person who sought the order for a maximum period of one year. General protective orders may be extended for an additional year after the first one-year period is over.
  • Temporary protective orders are granted by a judge when he or she deems there to be an “immediate threat” to the safety of the person seeking the order. Temporary orders, also known as emergency protective orders, have a maximum limit of 60 days at which point the individual may seek a general protective order.

Penalties for Violating Protective Orders

Indiana takes domestic battery and protective orders very seriously; as such, the penalties for violating a protective order can be harsh. Depending on the exact nature of the situation and the alleged violation that took place, you could face steep fines and/or jail time/imprisonment in state prison.

Contact Heifner Law Inc. Today

It is possible that you may unknowingly violate a protective order. In the eyes of the law, however, it does not matter whether or not you knew there was an order in place or if your actions were prohibited. If you have been arrested for violating a protective order, it is important that you remember you still have rights. One of these rights is the right to legal counsel.

Heifner Law Inc. can help you work to protect your freedom and your future if you are facing serious criminal accusations. Our Anderson protective order violations attorney is prepared to fight for you.

Call us at (765) 200-6328 or submit an online contact form today.


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