City of Chandler’s Restraining Order Lawyer
Shawn H. Dove of Dove Law Firm, PLLC
Shawn H. Dove was raised in Arizona and is an attorney who has experience opposing or defending restraining orders in Chandler Municipal Court. Attorney Dove will fight aggressively to uphold or to challenge and overturn protective and restraining orders. Chandler’s restraining order firm is affordable and can meet you in person to discuss your case.
Chandler’s Restraining Order Attorney
FIGHTING ORDERS OF PROTECTION IN THE CHANDLER MUNICIPAL COURT SYSTEM
The Chandler City Court can sign a protective order anytime a judge is available. A petition needs to be filled out and signed by the complainant and then a judge needs to sign it for it to become an official active court order. The order then needs to be served upon the adverse party or Defendant for it to be in effect. Protective orders are signed relatively easily in the City of Chandler Courthouse.
Often, this causes the individuals served to become confused due to the statements within the petition and they want to challenge the order to have it quashed. The person served desires to convey to the Judge the true version of events, due to the petition being completely one-sided testimony, and then move to have the order quashed. At times, it is actually the Plaintiff, not the Defendant, who is harassing the person who has been served with an order.
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Chandler’s restraining order attorneys at Dove Law Firm, PLLC. provide the most effective defense to protective orders in the City of Chandler. We have experience in Chandler Court and know the rules and procedures regarding restraining orders. Our Arizona Restraining Order Lawyers are five star rated on Avvo, Google and can provide affordable representation. Call us today to set up an appointment.
How Orders of Protection Are Filed In Chandler City Court
Chandler Municipal Court’s protection order process is fairly simple. A copy of the petition can be found online or at the court. Once filled out correctly, the petition is presented it to a judge. Most petitions are granted without the judge hearing the other person’s testimony. The person who is asking for the order, the Plaintiff, will only be required to state what acts or communications of harassment that they say the Defendant has done. These statements are contained within the petition and are based on the Plaintiff’s version of events. The judge then determines whether the Plaintiff’s testimony is enough for the order to be signed. Usually, it is. Another option is that the judge can order that a hearing be set to allow a Defendant to attend and give a proper defense. However, this is rare. The judge will then determine whether an order of protection should be granted or denied. You can find more instructions on how to obtain an order here
Types of Orders of Protections In Chandler Municipal Court
- Order of Protection (OOP)
- Injunction Against Harassment (IAH)
- Emergency Order of Protection
- Injunction Against Harassment in the Workplace
An Order of Protection and Injunction against Harassment can be mistaken for one another. The orders are alike but require different facts in order for the court to issue them. Both types of orders usually command that the alleged abusive person refrain from communicating with the person who filed the order. The order can also give the Defendant a specific distance to stay away from the Plaintiff. Not adhering to the Order can result in an arrest or sanctions by the court.
How to Fight a Restraining Order in the City of Chandler Court
Once an order is served on an individual, it is valid for one-year from the date that it was issued by the Court. The person who is served an order can object to it anytime within that year. This objection must be started by a motion to the court, which requests that hearing be held. Once the court receives the motion, a representative will reach out to both parties to set the hearing date that works for both. This hearing will determine whether the order will be quashed, modified or upheld. It is required by statute to be held within 10 business days of request or within 5 days if the Plaintiff and Defendant live in the same household.
There are many reasons that a person wishes to fight a Chandler restrainer order. Some Restraining Order Petitions filed by a Plaintiff contain misleading information or untrue statements. An order that has been served on someone can potentially appear on background checks and effect potential job promotions or travel plans. At times, it is actually the Petitioner/Plaintiff who is harassing the Defendant and the Defendant can prove this to the court. We can assist you in preparing for your hearing when fighting a Chandler Protection Order.
Hire a Chandler Injunction Lawyer for a Chandler Municipal Harassment Hearing
A restraining order hearing is more like a mini trial and are usually stressful for all parties involved. We highly recommended that you hire Dove Law Firm to represent you in the matter so that we can properly prepare you for the trial with our experience and knowledge. Whether you are fighting the order or need it upheld, we can help you with the following:
- Determine What Type Of Order It Is
- Collect Evidence To The Contrary The Petition
- Speak to Witnesses
- Prepare Testimony to Avoid Name Calling and Non-relevant History; Focus On Present Facts
- Understand and Obey The Court Order
Hearing to Challenge a Protection Order In Chandler Municipal Court
The hearing’s structure to determine whether an order is quashed or upheld is completely up to the Judge. Normally, the Plaintiff is given 30 minutes to presents their case. The burden is on the Plaintiff to show harassment by Defendant with evidence or testimony. The judge will weigh the credibility of the testimony provided by Plaintiff and their witnesses. The Judge will most likely give the Defendant 30 minutes to present their evidence and witnesses. After a party or their witness gives testimony, the other side can cross-examine that testimony by asking questions. A closing argument can be presented by both sides before the judge makes their final decision.
When the hearing is over, the judge ultimately has three choices:
- Order that the Protection order “stay” or in other words, remains the same.
- Modify the current Order of Protection by changing it to appease one side.
- Deny and Quash the Order, getting rid of it.
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If you are served a Protective Order, it will be a jarring experience. You will need help understanding and fighting it from a Chandler restraining order attorney who has won hearings at the Chandler Court. Our Chandler criminal defense lawyers and Chandler DUI attorneys will provide answers to your questions and will enable you to feel comfortable by knowing that you are being represented by attorneys who know how to handle your case. Our lawyers are five-star rated on Yelp Google, and Avvo, making us the most trusted restraining order law firm in the Chandler area. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation and to learn about our other criminal defense and personal injury services such as our Mesa car accident lawyers.
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Arizona Statutes Regarding Orders of Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment
A. A person may file a verified petition, as in civil actions, with a magistrate, justice of the peace or superior court judge for an order of protection for the purpose of restraining a person from committing an act included in domestic violence. If the person is a minor, the parent, legal guardian or person who has legal custody of the minor shall file the petition unless the court determines otherwise. The petition shall name the parent, guardian or custodian as the plaintiff and the minor is a specifically designated person for the purposes of subsection G of this section. If a person is either temporarily or permanently unable to request an order, a third party may request an order of protection on behalf of the plaintiff. After the request, the judicial officer shall determine if the third party is an appropriate requesting party for the plaintiff. For the purposes of this section, notwithstanding the location of the plaintiff or defendant, any court in this state may issue or enforce an order of protection.
B. An order of protection shall not be granted:
1. Unless the party who requests the order files a written verified petition for an order.
2. Against a person who is less than twelve years of age unless the order is granted by the juvenile division of the superior court.
3. Against more than one defendant.
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Why Hire A Chandler Protection Order Attorney
TO UPHOLD OR CHALLENGE THE ORDER OF PROTECTION
You should hire an attorney with experience in all protection orders. Dove Law Firm attorney’s will be familiar with the different courtrooms and judges in the Chandler Courts. We can put your mind at ease and inform you on the strengths and weaknesses of your case, based on the facts and evidence. Our lawyers will take the facts and structure them to be presented to the judge in a strategic manner if you choose to go forward.
Your order of protection attorney can assist you with filing the order, so that it will adhere more closely to the statutes in Arizona. A Dove Law Firm attorney will analyze your case and give a strategy for the time of filing and defending the Order of Protection successfully. We will file a notice of appearance and request a hearing within five to ten days. The attorney will listen to you and take appropriate action to protect your rights while being a zealous advocate. Trust our Chandler restraining order lawyers and Arizona marijuana defense attorneys today.
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