Comprehensive Protective Order Representation
A protective order in Oklahoma is a court order that protects a claimant from abuse, harassment or stalking by a defendant. The order works by banning contact between the parties until the order is lifted. Aside from prohibiting all forms of communication, a protective order can impact parental rights and property division. For example, a protective order may prevent someone from entering their family home or seeing their children.
At Swain Law Group, we assist domestic violence victims seeking a protective order and clients who need to defend against them. With years of experience representing clients in the Norman area, we have a deep understanding of the Oklahoma legal system. Whether you need to protect yourself or need help fighting a protective order, you can rely on us to support you.
Keeping Yourself Safe Through A Protective Order
If you find yourself in need of a protective order after a domestic violence situation, the first step to take is to ensure that you and your children are safe. Then, you can complete a petition at the county clerk’s office. If the court is closed and it is an emergency, you can also obtain a temporary protective order from the county sheriff that lasts until the courthouse reopens. At Swain Law Group, we will support you through every step of the process.
Defending You Against Protective Orders
Aside from being unable to communicate or see your loved ones, a protective order can be detrimental to other aspects of your life. You may be unable to return to your home, own firearms or even hold professional licenses while a protective order is in place. It can also impact child custody decisions and result in losing physical custody of your children. If you violate the protective order, even accidentally, you may have a criminal misdemeanor charge on your permanent record. If you violate the order more than once, you could have a felony charge and even face some time behind bars.
At Swain Law Group, we take protective orders seriously. We understand the impact it has on every aspect of your life. We will work with you to have your voice heard in court and get the order lifted.
Let Us Provide The Support You Need
Whether you have had a protective order wrongfully filed against you or need help obtaining protection for you and your family, you can rely on us to provide the support you need. We can help you by defending your rights or ensuring the petition is appropriately filed. To learn more about protective orders in Oklahoma and schedule a free consultation, contact us at 405-546-1292 or complete our online contact form.