Restraining Orders in Alaska
Defense for Petitioners & Respondents in Anchorage & Wasilla
Restraining orders, also known as protective orders or domestic violence protective orders (DVRO), can have a serious impact on your personal and professional life. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you could be facing protective orders that severely limit the legal interactions allowed with your family.
It’s important to challenge any restraining orders you face. At Denali Law Group, our firm is passionate about restoring your rights or at least modifying the restraining order to provide you with more freedom. When you hire our firm, you put more than 75 years of legal experience to work on your case. Additionally, as former prosecutors, our team can anticipate the strategies that the opposition will employ. We can effectively counter these arguments and fight for your rights to be upheld.
To learn more about your legal options, call (907) 276-1942 today!
Handling Civil & Criminal Restraining Order Cases
Restraining orders are handled in civil court and our restraining order attorneys in Anchorage represent both Petitioners, or those who file the order, and Respondents, those who have the order filed against them.
To successfully obtain a DVRO, you have to show a crime of domestic violence occurred. If, an arrest was made, the case will be handled in criminal court and the Respondent should then retain counsel to protect their rights, reputation, and freedom. Cases involving domestic violence and restraining orders are nuanced, so it is important your attorney puts careful consideration into the evidence against you in order to build a strong case on your behalf.
What Does a Protective Order Involve?
Restraining orders don’t come in a one-size-fits-all package. Depending on your circumstances and the charges brought against you, you could be facing a number of restrictions.
These restrictions could involve the following, and more:
- Prohibition from threatening or committing harassment, stalking, or domestic violence
- Prohibition from communicating with the individual who filed for the order (the petitioner)
- Removal from the residence of the individual who filed the order, regardless of ownership
- Exclusion from the residence of the individual who filed the order
- Orders to stay away from any location that the petitioner or a member of the household frequents
- Prohibition from entering a vehicle in possession of the petitioner
- Prohibition from possessing or using a deadly weapon
- Surrendering of any firearms
- Temporary removal of child custody, with the possibility of no visitation
- Surrender of vehicle or other essential items, regardless of if you own it or not
- Prohibition from consuming any controlled substances
- Obligation to pay support to the petitioner or child in the petitioner’s care
- Paying for the petitioner to receive shelter, counseling, medical care, & property replacement
- Paying for any costs involved in filing for domestic violence or restraining orders
- Obligation to enroll in a domestic violence or alcohol/substance rehabilitation program
The court will determine what relief you must provide and what restrictions are necessary depending on the facts of your case. As you can see, your rights can be all but stripped away by a protective order and it’s important to get a strong legal defense on your side to combat these charges.
Put decades of experience to work for you! Contact our Anchorage restraining order lawyers at Denali Law Group today for more information.