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Guidance With Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Domestic violence affects the physical and emotional health of victims, the wrongfully accused and their families in Wilmington and beyond. Some of those impacted are victims of domestic violence in need of an advocate, and some individuals have been wrongfully accused and are in need of vigorous defense. The North Carolina law firm of Mason, Mason, and Smith Attorneys at Law has decades of experience to represent you in your case, whether wrongfully accused or a victim of violence.

Experienced Domestic Violence Lawyers

The attorneys at Mason, Mason, and Smith Attorneys at Law 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.

When You Are Seeking A Restraining Order

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.

If You Have A Restraining Order Issued Against You

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 also lead to the forfeiture of your right to possess a firearm and may also lead to criminal prosecution. Often, we hear those who issued an order 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.

Get The Competence And Skill Your Issue Requires

If you are in need of representation in your upcoming domestic violence hearing, contact the experienced lawyers at Mason, Mason, and Smith Attorneys at Law immediately. Call our firm at 910-444-3505 or send us a quick contact email. Get the help you need today.