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An order of protection is a court order issued to prevent one person from contacting, harassing, abusing, or stalking another person. In New York, orders of protection can be issued in criminal court, family court, and supreme court. As a criminal defense attorney in New York, I often help clients who are facing criminal charges related to violating an order of protection.
If you have been accused of violating an order of protection, it is critical that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Even if you believe you did not intentionally violate the order, merely being in the presence of the protected party can constitute a violation. I have successfully defended many clients against order of protection violation charges by arguing they did not “knowingly” violate the order.
Below I will explain the basics of orders of protection in New York, the different types of orders, how they are issued, the consequences for violating an order, and legal defenses that may apply. This guide is not formal legal advice, but hopefully provides helpful information if you or a loved one is facing criminal charges related to an order of protection violation.
An order of protection is a court order that helps protect someone from being harassed, threatened, abused or stalked by another person. It prohibits or limits communication and contact between the parties.
Orders of protection can be issued in criminal court, family court, and supreme court in New York. They are often issued in cases involving allegations of domestic violence, sexual abuse, stalking, and assault.
Some key things to know about orders of protection in New York:
There are a few ways orders of protection can be issued in New York:
If you are arrested on charges involving violence or threats, the criminal court will likely issue a temporary order of protection at your arraignment, before you are released from jail. This prohibits contact with the victim until your case concludes.
At each subsequent court appearance, the judge can choose to renew the temporary order. If you are convicted, the judge may extend the order for up to 5 years.
Even if you are acquitted at trial, the criminal court judge has discretion to issue a final permanent order of protection if they believe it is still needed to protect the victim from future harm.
Family court can issue orders of protection in cases involving family offenses between spouses, siblings, parents and children, or members of the same household. These orders can last up to 2 years and be extended beyond that.
Supreme court can issue orders of protection in divorce, separation, custody, visitation cases, and other civil matters. These orders typically last up to 5 years.
There are two main types of orders of protection in New York:
This is the most restrictive type of order. It prohibits any contact at all between the parties through any means, directly or indirectly. This includes:
This allows normal contact between the parties, but prohibits specific conduct like harassment, threats, intimidation, or violence. Violating those limitations can result in criminal charges.
Limited orders are common in family court cases where the parties have children together or see each other frequently. Full stay away orders may be excessive in those cases.
As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I have successfully defended many clients against charges for violating orders of protection by arguing:
The viability of these and other defenses depends on the specific circumstances of your case. An experienced attorney can advise you on the best defense strategy.
If you believe an order of protection was improperly issued or is overly broad, there may be ways to get it lifted or modified. An attorney can file a motion to challenge the order and represent you at a hearing.
Possible grounds to modify or lift an order include:
Getting an order lifted early is difficult, but an attorney can help negotiate with the petitioner or prosecutor to modify its terms if overly restrictive.
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