Restraining Orders

Restraining Orders

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 you require.

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 associates.
  • 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.

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