An Order of Protection is also known as a restraining order. Missouri recognizes two-types of restraining orders: an adult order of protection and a child order of protection. Generally, people apply for orders of protection as a means to keep someone away from them or their child.
Adult Order of Protection
An adult order of protection is a type of order to prevent an adult from having contact with another adult. These are generally filed when there have been instances of physical assault, physical abuse, sexual abuse, harassment or stalking. The purpose of an adult order of protection is to prevent a person from engaging in the unwanted contact.
Child Order of Protection
A child order of protection is a type of order to prevent a person from having contact with a child. These are generally filed when there has been an incident of domestic violence, sexual abuse or harassment. The purpose of the child order of protection is to prevent a person from engaging in contact with a child.
Why do I need a lawyer?
Do you understand the law? If not, then you need a lawyer. Filing out an application for an order of protection does not ensure that the court will issue an order of protection.
There are significant consequences to a person where a court enters an order of protection against that person. Do you understand the consequences? If not, then you need a lawyer.
Scott Hamblin has represented numerous individuals regarding Orders of Protection. Whether you are wanting to file for an Order of Protection or whether you have been served with an Order of Protection, call Scott today at (573) 821-4013 for assistance with your legal issue.