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Murfreesboro Orders of Protection Attorney

Defense Against Domestic Violence Charges

Oftentimes when one person accuses another of domestic violence or similar acts, they request a restraining order or order of protection. An order of protection is intended to prevent the alleged abuser from living in the same home or abusing the alleged victim (and any children). However, while the law attempts to err on the side of caution to protect the alleged victim, their judgment is not always correct.

If you had an order of protection and/or criminal charges filed against you, the office of Attorney Michael Auffinger can help. Our experienced and knowledgeable Murfreesboro orders of protection lawyer can help you understand the legal consequences you may face and the options available to you.

Do you need help with an order of protection? Call us now at (615) 258-6575 to speak to an aggressive legal advocate.

What Does an Order of Protection Do?

Under the Tennessee Domestic Abuse Statute, an order of protection (OOP) is issued to domestic abuse victims to provide them with enhanced protection. When an order of protection is put in place, there are strict punishments for any violations. Under this statute, any person who is a victim of stalking, sexual assault, domestic violence, or is in fear of harm can file for an OOP.

An order of protection has the following effects:

  • Awards temporary child support
  • Awards temporary custody
  • Gives abuser temporary visitation rights
  • Orders the abuser to leave the shared residence
  • Orders the abuser to stop causing harm or threats to the victim
  • Protects pets from the risk of harm

After the petition for an order of protection is filed, the court can grant an emergency order while a hearing is set within 15 days to further review the matter. The court can also deny the emergency order and set the hearing within a shorter amount of time. During the hearing, the alleged victim is responsible (along with their lawyer) for proving the allegations listed in the petition.

Why Hire an Order of Protection Attorney?

Whether you are looking for an order of protection for yourself or you have had one filed against you, we're here to help. Once an order of protection is filed, it has serious effects on the lives of everyone involved. Retaining representation as quickly as possible is essential. Having a Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyer on your side during the order of protection hearing can ensure your rights are protected. It can also give you the opportunity to tell your side of the story.

Call the office of Attorney Michael Auffinger today at (615) 258-6575 to make an appointment.

Why Attorney Michael Auffinger?

  • Aggressive Criminal Defense

    When you hire Attorney Michael Auffinger, you get a committed fighter in the courtroom.

  • A Proven Track Record of Results

    Attorney Auffinger obtained a rare reversal and dismissal at the Court of Criminal Appeals

  • Experience and Comfort in Court

    We have successfully defended criminal allegations at all levels of the criminal court system.

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