Domestic Violence Attorneys

The attorneys at Mason & Mason in Wilmington, NC, handle a large number of cases involving Domestic Violence Protective Orders and Civil No-Contact Orders. These two causes of action, which are commonly referred to as “Restraining Orders,” are very serious matters and should be treated as such. Whether you are seeking protection, or are being sued by a person seeking a protective order against you, you will want competent and aggressive counsel on your side.

Restraining Order Plantiffs

If you are seeking an Order of Protection, you are the plaintiff in a civil lawsuit. Unlike in criminal court, you, as a victim, will not be represented by the State. To prevail in these matters, your case will need to be presented to a judge during a trial. An experienced attorney could be the difference between winning and losing.

Restraining Order Defendants

If you have been served with a Restraining Order action, you need to defend the case vigorously. These cases could not only lead to the restraining order being issued against you, but will lead to the forfeiture of your right to possess a firearm, and may also lead to a criminal prosecution. Often, we hear persons say that they do not want to have contact with the plaintiff, so they will just consent to the restraining order. This is a very big mistake. The result of the granting of these orders can affect your ability to find a job, find a place to live or go to school. You will need to consult with a competent lawyer as soon as possible after being served with one of these actions.