Lawyer in Reno, Nevada
Experienced and Aggressive Representation in TPO Proceedings
If you have been charged with domestic violence, you may also face civil proceedings to put a temporary protective order (TPO) in place, preventing you from having contact with the person alleging domestic violence. Though the initial protective order will be temporary, a hearing usually takes place within two to four weeks, where the order can be extended for up to a year. If the protective order prevents you from contact with your spouse, it can also have an effect on your ability to see and spend time with minor children.
At the office of attorney Arnold Brock, we have over 25 years of experience representing men and women throughout Reno and the surrounding communities. We take a hands-on approach with all our clients, providing straightforward and honest answers to all your questions and concerns. We take your legal concerns very seriously, we will aggressively protect your interests in all court proceedings. Contact our office via e-mail or call us at 775-624-5846 to set up a free initial consultation.
Protecting Your Rights in Temporary Protective Order Proceedings
If you have been charged with domestic violence, you will automatically get 12 hours in the county jail, which is considered a "cooling off" period. During that time, the alleged victim or a police officer can file a request with the court for a temporary protective order, which may be served on you in the county jail.
If you have been served with a motion for a temporary protective order, it is critical that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Any statements or admissions you make during the TPO process are admissible in the subsequent criminal proceeding.
If you have minor children, a Court Master may be appointed. The master has the authority to determine where your children will stay while the TPO proceedings are pending.
Because TPO decisions tend to be based almost exclusively on the testimony of the parties, we will work closely with you to clarify your understanding of the facts, so that you can present the best argument to avoid the TPO. In some circumstances, we will ask the court for a mutual restraining order prohibiting both parties from initiating any contact. These are often difficult to obtain, since you have already been charged with a crime, but may be important to protect your rights, particularly with respect to minor children.
It is extremely important to defend against these civil TPO proceedings, because anything entered or decided in those civil proceedings will be admissible and used by the criminal court in any criminal charges you may face for battery.
Contact the Law Office of Arnold Brock, Jr. & Associates
To arrange a free initial consultation, contact us via e-mail or call our office to set up an appointment. We are available to meet with you weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Our office is located near the corner of Moana and Lakeside, in southwest Reno, with plenty of parking nearby. We accept Visa and MasterCard.
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