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Brooklyn Order of Protection Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | January 22, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 26, 2023)

Last Updated on: 26th July 2023, 08:56 pm

Understanding the Basics: What is an Order of Protection?

Hey, let’s talk about something super important: the Order of Protection. It’s basically a legal document that the court gives out in New York. Kind of like getting a report card from school, only this report card tells certain people what they can or can’t do to other people. Sometimes, these things mean that a person can’t see or communicate with another person at all. Think of it like getting a time-out from another person. Oh and yes, an Order of Protection is also a fancy term for a restraining order.

The Nitty-Gritty: What’s Included in an Order of Protection?

Here’s some more information for you, an Order of Protection basically tells someone to stay away from another person. Imagine you’re in a game of catch and you’re being told to stay outside the circle, except this situation is about homes, schools, and workplaces.
Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, like seeing children if any are involved. But mainly, it’s all about making sure no crimes are committed to the person who asked for the order. The Order of Protection is kind of like a superhero keeping people safe!

The Teams Involved: What Courts Issue an Order of Protection?

You may be wondering, who gets to decide all of this? Well, there are two courts: the Criminal Court and Family Court. People can go to either of these courts to get an Order of Protection, kind of like picking what game they want to play at the arcade.

The Strategy: The Process in Criminal Court

Now, it’s not just about “wanting” to get an Order of Protection from the Criminal Court. Just imagine, if you get hurt or threatened by someone, you can call the cops or report it yourself. This triggers a process where the person who hurt you may be ordered to stay away from you, similar to how a referee would show a red card to a player for a severe foul.

Another Route: The Family Court Path

On the other hand, you can choose to go to the Family Court to get an Order of Protection. The key here is that there must be some sort of relationship between the two people involved, like sharing the same pizza or living under the same roof. The Family Court – think of it like the games section at a family reunion. To play a game, all contenders must be part of the family.

Another thing you should know is that a Temporary Order of Protection may be issued during the court appearance. This is like a temporary password, it provides access for a short period until the final decision is made.

Vital Time Hurdles: How Long Does an Order of Protection Last?

Here’s something to remember, while your case is on the roll, the court might issue a Temporary Order of Protection. This is like a shortcut, it doesn’t last forever, but it can be renewed if your case is still in process. When everything is worked out, a final Order of Protection is issued. Just like a school diploma, this can last from one to five years.

Control How You Play Your Game: Can an Order of Protection Be Changed?

I bet you’re wondering, “Can the game rules change?” The answer here is ‘yes’. The court can change an Order of Protection. If the situation gets worse, the court changes the game rules from a “refrain from” Order to a “stay away” Order. But if things get better, the “stay away” Order can change to “refrain from” Order.

A Gaming Partner: Why You Need Todd Spodek and the Spodek Law Group

Winning a video game is much easier when you’ve got an experienced teammate guiding you through, right? This is kind of what Todd Spodek is. He’s the experienced teammate you want by your side when you’re navigating the Order of Protection process. Luckily, at our practice, we’re all experienced in this game. So, if you want someone who’s been around the block with Orders of Protection cases, give us a call! This is a journey you don’t have to take alone.

Just remember, this isn’t any ordinary game; we’re talking about your safety and peace of mind. So, call Todd Spodek and the Spodek Law Group who can give you a winning strategy from the beginning till the end of the game!

Also remember, we’re based in Brooklyn. If you’re a resident here who’s been hurt or threatened by someone, it’s time to stand up for yourself. You have the right to safety, and the Spodek Law Group can help make sure you’re protected. Now, are you ready to start strategizing?

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