Need an order of protection to keep your family safe?
If you are struggling with the burden of domestic violence or abuse in your family, a Las Vegas family law attorney from Leavitt Law Firm can help. Whether your case is the result of an isolated incident or there has been a history of violence in your family, we can help provide effective legal protection for your children and family.
Our firm has been representing men, women, and families throughout Las Vegas for 30 years, and we can be depended on to provide swift legal action to achieve the best possible outcome after such a traumatic time in your life.
Most domestic violence defendants are first time offenders who have never been arrested before. Although it may seem very confusing, and stressful, the court may issue a protective order after the sentence is ordered out. The protective order can include a stay-away condition or a residency exclusion, but it does not have to.
Contact us today to speak with a Las Vegas domestic violence attorney!
What Does a Protection Order Do?
A protection order is a court order that protects a person, the applicant, by requiring that another person, the adverse party, abstain from certain behaviors. A temporary protection order lasts for 30 days while an extended protection order can last for up to one year.
An applicant can request an order of protection if they have been the victim of a crime involving sexual assault, harassment, or stalking perpetrated by the adverse party. A parent or guardian who has been impacted by a crime that is harmful to minors can also request a protective order.
Have you or a loved one been harmed?
Perhaps one of the most painful experiences a person can go through is being victimized by someone he or she loves. Everyone can feel anger, disappointment, or passion at one time or another. Unfortunately, when our emotions get the best of them, some people can act in ways they never thought possible of themselves. The repercussions of domestic violence or abuse could have long-lasting physical, emotional, mental, and psychological effects. In some cases, the damage is irreversible.
Common examples of domestic violence include:
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Psychological abuse
- Family abuse
Aggressive Representation for Serious Matters
Everyone can be affected by a domestic violence matter. Whether you are a victim, have been accused of domestic violence, or are the parent of a child who has been abused, domestic violence is a serious issue that demands the immediate attention of a legal professional.
Even if you want to drop the charges, the prosecutor may still try to pursue a case. We are committed to protecting your family during this sensitive and emotional time. We can listen to your concerns and determine which course of action to take to obtain the best possible results. From answering questions or concerns to simply providing an ear, we will make ourselves available to you and your family through this difficult court process.
We keep you updated throughout the duration of your case.
We help pursue the best possible outcome for our clients.
Our name carries weight in Clark County courtrooms.
We strive to provide our clients the best possible experience.
We sincerely care and understand your situation.
We fight for your rights and demand what you deserve.
They were always available to me for questions and advice, my children and I are most grateful for all of their help during this transitional time. They were clear with the law and fought hard so that my family was taken care of and treated fairly.