Legal Help for Contesting Your Restraining Order
Are you facing a restraining order? Our skilled attorneys want to help you defend your reputation against unfounded accusations. Our knowledgeable team of criminal defense attorneys are dedicated to providing timely and consistent communication and comprehensive legal counsel to help you fight your case.
Do’s and Don’ts of Challenging Restraining Orders
Restraining orders in Rhode Island are civil offenses, however, a violation of a restraining order can lead to criminal charges. This is why the most important rule when facing a restraining order is that you must have absolutely no contact with the accuser, including phone calls, text messages, social media contact, face to face contact, and third party communications. Even if the grounds for the restraining order are false and you believe that you have a solid defense against it, it is still crucial that you obey the order.
Your best chance at successfully fighting a restraining order is by preparing a solid case with your defense attorney.
Things you can do to help build your case include:
- Compile all relevant physical evidence that can challenge events or incidents reported in the restraining order, including photos, videos, clothes or objects
- Compile any documented evidence that might relate to the case, your relationship with the accuser, and your whereabouts at the time of any incident. This
can include letters, emails, and text messages, as well as GPS, computer, and phone records.
- Write down any possible witnesses in your defense, including people who may have insight into the situation or information about you or your accuser that can supplement your defense
- Attend any required court hearings
Take the First Step – Contact Our Rhode Island Defense Attorney Today
With office locations in Warren and Providence, our team of criminal defense lawyers are available 24/7 to help residents throughout the State stand up to false accusations and fight for their freedom. You can trust our team to provide dedicated and effective legal advocacy to ensure that your rights are protected. We’re ready to take your call.
Connect with a member of our team by completing the brief form on this page or by calling (401) 245-5100 today.