CIVIL PROTECTION ORDERS
Colorado courts provide a streamlined process for people to obtain protection orders, also known as restraining orders, in a variety of situations. The streamlined and quick nature of the process can be helpful in emergency situations, but can also lead to unfair results.
In order to successfully obtain a protection order that will protect you from someone who is making you feel unsafe, you need to present specific information in an effective way. We have helped many of our clients obtain official court protection orders so that they can feel secure and safe from threatening behavior. This can be a real relief and can effectively put a stop to problematic and scary behavior.
Sometimes people seek a protection order falsely or unfairly. People do this because they are angry after a breakup, because they are angry about something else, or for no good reason at all. It can feel like it’s as simple as showing up and explaining your side to the judge, but that’s not always the case. Partly because there are a lot of truly dangerous situations that legitimately do call for a protection order to be in place, many judges are predisposed to issue a protection order without looking into the situation very deeply. An inappropriate or unnecessary protection order can wreak havoc on background checks and can place you at risk of facing criminal charges if the protected party claims, truly or falsely, that you have violated the protection order.
There are more options available in protection order cases than initially meet the eye. We have settled protection order matters without going to court. We have settled these matters in court without proceeding to a hearing. We have also successfully proceeded to hearings and prevailed on behalf of our clients in court. Every case is different and there is no one size fits all approach.
Whichever of these situations you find yourself in, we are highly experienced in handling protection order matters. We can help you work towards the outcome that you need.