Domestic Violence and Orders Of Protection
Domestic violence is an epidemic that knows no bounds. It is not a respecter of persons, social class, or wealth. It happens to both sexes, within all races, and communities. No one is immune; not your child, parent, friend, or even YOU!
Being a VICTIM of domestic violence is nothing to be ashamed of. There is help for you and your loved ones. You need look no further than the Law Firm of Camellia S. Saunders. Camellia has represented hundreds of domestic violence victims throughout her legal career. She possessess the compassion, understanding, and the knowledge you need to help you put an end to this destructive cycle of violence.
One way to obtain protection against an abuser is to file for an Order of Protection. An Order of Protection is a court order that can help keep your abuser away from you. A court will grant you an Order of Protection if it is determined that your alleged abuser did one of the following things:
- Physically assaulted you (which may also be a criminal offense)
- Threatened to physically assault you
- Held you against your will
- Destroyed your personal property
- Placed you in fear of harm or for your safety
- Sexually assaulted you (which may also be a criminal offense)
- Harrassed or stalked you
In the event that you do not meet the requirements for an Order of Protection, you may be eligible for a Restraining Order instead. That will have to be determined on a case by case basis.