Spousal Abuse Lawyers
A protection order may be issued in the event of domestic violence allegations or abuse. If you have been accused of domestic violence or are facing a protection order against you, it is important to know your rights and to consult with an attorney who can effectively advocate on your behalf.
If you are either charged with a crime or you are a suspect in a criminal investigation it is important that you contact an experienced criminal attorney immediately. You should NOT meet with the police or any law enforcement officials without your attorney present. If you are contacted by law enforcement for your statement or an interview you should politely decline to speak with them until you have retained counsel.
At Arnson VanTol Law, PLC, we offer aggressive, strategic counsel and representation to protect the rights of men facing domestic violence charges and protection orders.
Know your rights. Protect your future.
Personal Protection Orders in Michigan
There are two types of criminal protection orders. The first is issued against a person where a personal relationship exists, including a spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend or even roommate. The other type of protection order can be issued against someone without an existing relationship. This type of order can only be issued in the event of stalking.
Any protection order will immediately affect your rights, including your right to enter your home, custody issues, your right to possess a firearm, and can affect the outcome of a criminal case. Once a Personal Protection Order (PPO) is served, you have only 14 days to contest. If you don't contest the order, the protection order will exist for six months or more.
Trusted Advocacy in Domestic Disputes
Our lawyers understand the complicated nature of domestic violence cases. We know that these cases involve complex interpersonal relationships and fact scenarios. Unfortunately, men can often seem slighted in court or feel that they don't have the opportunity for a fair defense. Our job is to level the playing field, so that you can effectively protect your rights in criminal court and in family legal disputes.
We can help you understand your options and develop a legal strategy to protect your rights. Call 616-828-0216 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our Grand Rapids protection order lawyers.