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Do You Need Help With a Restraining Order in Highlands Ranch, CO?

Do you fear for your safety or the safety of those around you? A restraining order can grant you the protection you need. An experienced Highlands Ranch restraining orders attorney will take your case as seriously as you do.

They will immediately get to work ensuring this protection is filed correctly… and as fast as possible. Don’t take any chances when it comes to your protection — Matt Chaput will advocate on your behalf and get your restraining order granted. Need help? Contact Right Law Group in Highlands Ranch now.

Highlands Ranch Restraining Orders Attorney

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, domestic assault, or any other violent crime… you’re probably feeling rather frightened.

Do you feel threatened? Wondering what stands between you and your abuser in the future? Want to stop the harassment? — You can file a Colorado restraining order to prevent the other party from coming anywhere near you, your work, and your home.
Being harassed by someone or living in fear is the last thing anyone should have to deal with.

It can affect your mental health and well-being, as well as your job. Work with an experienced Highlands Ranch restraining orders attorney to get a restraining order and stop the harassment immediately.

When you hire an attorney, it becomes their job to advocate on your behalf to get you the best possible outcome. If you want help getting the protection you deserve, or you need someone to give you straightforward, no-pressure advice on what you should do next, call Matt Chaput.

Payment plans are available. Contact us today to learn more.

Have You Been Served A Restraining Order?

Our criminal defense attorneys at Right Law Group have extensive experience handling civil protection orders. We understand the impact that a restraining order can have on an individual.

You can be forced from your home and lose access to your children and family. In many cases, we see our clients being wrongfully accused or persecuted too severely for a mistake they have made. If you have been served a restraining order, contact a Highlands Ranch restraining order attorney immediately. If you act FAST, we can work to get rid of this protection order as soon as possible.

Work with a top-rated criminal defense attorney that is PROVEN to defend clients’ rights and liberties in cases regarding DUI charges, traffic violations, drug possession, and domestic violence in Denver, Highlands Ranch, and surrounding areas. Right Law Group will provide you with a 100% honest assessment of your charges.

Important facts you should know about restraining orders in Colorado:

  • It is a misdemeanor for someone to violate a court-ordered restraining order in Colorado.
  • Penalties can include anywhere from 3 – 24 months in jail, depending on the case.
  • Fines can range from $250–$5,000.
  • Even if your restraining order is granted, you must have the other party served for it to take effect.
  • You cannot serve the other party yourself.
  • You can have the local sheriffs, a friend or family member, or a process server serve the other party.

Why You Need a Highlands Ranch Restraining Orders Attorney

If you are considering filing for a restraining order or are on the receiving end of one, it is important to understand why having a Highlands Ranch restraining orders attorney can benefit you.

Here are some reasons why.

Legal Expertise

Filing for a restraining order involves navigating a complex legal process. A Highlands Ranch restraining orders attorney can help guide you through the process and ensure that all necessary paperwork is properly completed and filed. They can also provide legal advice and representation if your case goes to court.

Peace of Mind

Dealing with the stress of a potentially dangerous situation can be overwhelming. A Highlands Ranch restraining orders attorney can help alleviate some of that stress by handling the legal aspects of your case and advocating for your safety.

Legal Defense

If you have been served with a restraining order, it is important to take it seriously. A Highlands Ranch restraining orders attorney can help defend you in court and protect your rights.

Clarification of Restrictions

Restraining orders often has specific restrictions, such as staying a certain distance from the protected person. A Highlands Ranch restraining orders attorney can help clarify these restrictions and ensure you understand your legal obligations.

Don’t let one wrong decision impact your life, job or freedom.

Call today for a free case evaluation.

Colorado criminal procedure

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  • Arrest or
    Summons
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    Arrest or
    Summons

    The process begins with either an arrest or a summons. The accused is either arrested or served with paperwork summoning them to appear in court. During an arrest, Miranda rights may or may not be read to you. Officers are only required to recite your rights if they intend to question you about potentially incriminating things.

  • Bond Hearing
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    Bond Hearing

    In most cases, you're entitled to have a reasonable bond set after you've been arrested. In situations involving domestic violence, the police will request input from the victim before setting a bond. Bonds are set to ensure that a person appears in court at their court dates. If they don’t show up, they forfeit the money that was paid for the bond.

  • Advisement of
    Charges
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    Advisement of
    Charges

    Whether you are arrested or given a summons to appear, the court must make sure you understand what crimes you are being accused of committing. This is called advisement of charges. The District Attorney will detail the specific charges against you, and the Judge has to make sure you understand what possible penalties are associated with that charge in the state.

  • Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony
    Charges)
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    Preliminary Hearing
    (for Higher Felony
    Charges)

    A preliminary hearing is a way for your defense attorney to challenge the District Attorney’s right to bring charges against you by making them prove that there is reason to believe you committed a crime. The Judge is not deciding your guilt or innocence, but rather whether or not there is probable cause to charge you with the crime in question.

  • Pretrial Conference /
    Disposition
    Hearing
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    Pretrial Conference /
    Disposition
    Hearing

    This court date comes after your attorney has reviewed all of the reports and evidence in your case. Here’s where your attorney will engage in plea negotiations with the DA. If they can reach an agreement on the case, you may be able to take a plea bargain. If they cannot reach a resolution, your case will be set for an arraignment or trial date.

  • Arraignment
    06

    Arraignment

    An arraignment is the final date for you to decide how you choose to plea. Guilty or not guilty. If you plead guilty, then the case is set for a sentencing date. If you plead not guilty, you and your attorney will then set the case for trial.

  • Motions Hearing
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    Motions Hearing

    A motion hearing is when an attorney makes a request that requires a decision from the judge. For example, motions to suppress evidence or statements. These motions can limit the information that goes before a jury if it benefits your case, and there are legal grounds for doing so.

  • Pretrial Readiness
    Conference
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    Pretrial Readiness
    Conference

    A pretrial readiness conference is held at some point before trial. It usually is held about a week to a month before the date trial is set to begin. This court date ensures everyone is ready to go to trial on the set date. It is also a time for lawyers to bring up any issues they may have to be addressed before the day of trial.

  • Jury Trial
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    Jury Trial

    After a jury is selected for trial, the District Attorney’s responsibility is to present the case to the jury. The DA must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of the crime. Otherwise, the jury must find you innocent. Your attorney will be able to cross-examine all of the witnesses, present evidence, and ultimately help you navigate this process.

  • Sentencing
    Date
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    Sentencing
    Date

    At sentencing, the Judge must decide the appropriate legal penalty for the crime you plead guilty. The Judge’s decision is based on the listed penalties for the specific charge, recommendations from the presentence investigation, your criminal history, as well as statements made at the sentencing by the District Attorney, your attorney, you, and any named victims of the crime.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is considered a restraining order in Colorado?

A restraining order is a court order that prohibits contact between two parties by preventing one party from injuring or harassing the other.

What is a temporary restraining order?

A temporary restraining order (TRO) is typically issued to prevent imminent danger to one party and goes into effect immediately after the defendant or adverse party is served with the order. Temporary restraining orders typically last 14 days and can be extended to 120 days.

What is a permanent restraining order?

Permanent restraining orders (PROs) can last forever and are ordered after a judge finds good cause to warrant such an order being issued. The adverse party does not need to attend the PRO hearing, but the restrained party must be served with the order for it to take effect.

What is an emergency protection order?

Emergency protection orders (EPOs) are issued by police if they find that the victim is in danger of sexual abuse or domestic violence and it is outside normal court hours. EPOs only last three days and are only a bridge solution to allow the victim time to go to court to get a TPO or permanent restraining order.

Who can get a restraining order in Colorado?

Those eligible for getting a restraining order under Colorado law include:

  • Adults who are related to the abuser by blood or marriage
  • Ex-spouses
  • Individuals living with an abusive partner, have lived together in the past or who have a child together
  • Individuals who are or have been involved in “an intimate relationship”

Areas Served

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El Paso County

Douglas County

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Arapahoe County

  • Centennial
  • Englewood
  • Greenwood Village
  • Cherry Hills Village
  • Foxfield
  • Sheridan
  • Columbine Valley
  • Byers
  • Southglenn
  • Castlewood
  • Peoria

Pueblo County

Teller County

Fremont County

  • Coaldale
  • Cotopaxi
  • Hillside
  • Howard
  • Texas Creek
  • Wellsville