Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer
When someone has been accused of
domestic violence, it is highly likely that the court will issue an immediate restraining
order against them. This is done without the need of a trial, or even
an investigation. At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, we believe
in upholding the law and the importance of receiving a fair trial. If
you have been unjustly restricted by a restraining order before your side
of the story could even be told,
contact our criminal defense attorney in Milwaukee today for all the legal advocacy
What Does a Restraining Order Do?
In Wisconsin, restraining orders can severely restrict the day-to-day life
of someone who has been accused of domestic violence or who has been labeled
as a menace to another individual. Most restraining orders begin as temporary
“solutions” that last no more than a week. When the duration
comes to an end, a criminal court will review the case and determine if
the restraining order should be extended or made indefinite. This is often
the first opportunity someone has to defend themselves from the harsh
consequences of a restraining order.
A restraining order can impose the following restrictions and more:
- Preventing contact between the restrained and the petitioner.
- Disallowing the restrained from speaking to certain people, friends, or
- Prohibiting access to certain locations, such as areas the petitioner frequents.
- Banning the restrained from participating in certain activities.
- Removal of child custody rights (divorce cases with domestic violence).
- Limiting or eliminating the right to own and carry a firearm.
Falsified Claims & Real Consequences
It may seem unfeasible that someone would lie about domestic violence in
order to get a restraining order placed on someone, but it happens more
often than you may realize. Due to the fact that a trial and investigation
is not necessary to create and enforce a restraining order, dishonest
individuals may rely on exaggerated stories, clear misunderstandings,
and entirely false claims to punish a person that has fallen out of their
favor. Without a proper defense to the accusations, a restraining order
could become permanent, and the petitioner will enjoy their form of legal
revenge for years to come. Do not let yourself be exploited and abused
by someone who wants to see you burdened by a restraining order. Take
legal action as soon as possible.
20+ Years of Experience On Your Side
When you are staring down the possibility of being forever-limited by a
restraining order, you have to act quickly to work on your defense. Our
Milwaukee criminal defense attorney can spring into action to protect
your name, reputation, and future wellbeing. With thousands of criminal
cases under our belts and a former prosecutor leading our law firm, you
can be confident that your future is brighter than it was before once
you retain our services.
Call 414.882.8382 to request a