Colorado courts provide a streamlined process for people to obtain civil protection orders. The streamlined and quick nature of the process can be helpful in emergency situations, but can also lead to unfair results if someone abuses that system or seeks a protection order in an inappropriate situation.

At Dolan + Zimmerman LLP, in Boulder, our attorneys have significant experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil protection order cases. Whether you need assistance seeking a protection order or defending yourself against one, we have the experience to represent you in the most effective way to get you the best possible outcome.

Helping You Seek Protection

In order for a judge to grant 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 that meets your threshold legal burden. We have the skill and experience to help you present your facts in a legally effective way so that you can meet that burden. We have helped many clients obtain civil protection orders that provide them security and peace of mind.

Protecting You From False Claims

Sometimes people seek civil protection orders inappropriately, falsely or unfairly. When that happens, it may seem like addressing the incorrect order is as simple as showing up and explaining your side to the judge. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case.

Because of the potentially high stakes in legitimate civil protection order cases, many judges are predisposed to issue a protection order without looking into the situation very deeply. An inappropriate, incorrect or unnecessary protection order can have serious consequences that in some respects mimic a criminal charge. A civil protection order can also place you at risk of facing criminal charges if the protected party claims, truly or falsely, that you have violated the protection order.

Crafting Creative Solutions To Achieve The Results You Need

There are more options available in civil 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.

Tell Us About Your Situation In A Free Consultation

Whichever of these situations you find yourself in, we are highly experienced in handling protection order matters. We can help you work toward the outcome that you need. To speak with one of our attorneys, please call us at 720-943-4964 or send us an email.