Protective orders are civil, not criminal, orders that protect you from harm.
Texas law offers a solution for people who feel unsafe in the presence of another household member. Protective orders are civil, not criminal, orders that protect you from harm at the hand of that family or household member. They are useful in dealing with a variety of domestic issues, including harassment, threatening actions, abusive behavior, drug use, or problems arising from mental illness.
Protective orders are flexible: they can order the other person to stay away from you or to refrain from unwanted behaviors. They may also instruct the offender to attend parenting classes, get a mental health assessment, submit to drug testing and evaluation, or attend anger management counseling.
Lovelace Law, P.C. lawyers can prepare a petition that will be acceptable to the judge and provide you with a sense of safety again. You will find us to be sympathetic with your situation and quick to act to protect you and other family members.
Not all protective order petitions seek protection. Many are filed maliciously to cause trouble for the accused person, or to damage them in upcoming divorce or child custody proceedings. In such cases, our attorneys represent the accused person in protective orders hearings, explaining his or her side of the story, and putting him or her in a sympathetic light.
Call Lovelace Law, P.C. at 817-953-9656 to schedule a free consultation. We will move swiftly to provide the protection you need.