Law Office of Linda Cechura PLLC - Legal Services | Round Rock, TX

Protective Orders

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Protective order is a civil court order issued to prevent continuing acts of family violence, sexual assualt, human trafficking or stalking. Whether you were the victim or you're accused of it, you need an experience lawyer on your side to help you defend your rights. No one deserves to be mistreated or accused of such serious allegation. This type of concern shouldn't be put on hold. If you or your children are being abused, it's best to take action now.

 

It helps by prohibiting the offender to commit further acts of family violence, sexual assualt, human trafficking or stalking. It can forbid them of harrassing or threatening the victim, either directly or indirectly by communicating the threat through another person. Also by simply not letting them go near a school of a child protected under the order attends.

Some situations, protective order may also include prohibit transfer or disposal of property, visitation of a child, vacate the residence or other property etc, if certain conditions are met. These are not criminally enforceable. A person who violates them has to go through a process and is not immediately arrested. They may be taken to civil court, found in contempt, fined and jailed.

 

Protective order is eligible if the court finds that family violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking has happened and is likely to happen again. You can apply for a protective order through the district or county attorney or a private attorney. The application must be filed in the county where you and the offender lives. Protective orders are available in every county in Texas.

 

If you need further information regarding this, please don't hesitate to contact Round Rock Attorney Linda Lee Cechura at 512-255-9400.