Protective orders, known as restraining orders in other states, are legal tools individuals can use to safeguard themselves from individuals who have threatened their safety through verbal and emotional abuse or physical violence.
If a Virginia protective order or military protective order has been issued against you, or you are seeking such legal protection from another, the Law Office of Arquilla & Associates, PLC, is prepared to assist you. Based in Fairfax County, our comprehensive law firm is dedicated to helping individuals handle protective orders issued by Virginia courts, as well as military protective orders issued by the U.S. military.
Assisting Clients In Every Aspect Of Virginia And Military Protective Order Matters
While the purpose of a protective order is to provide needed protection to individuals, it is sometimes misused to gain leverage in a divorce or child custody fight. Our lawyers offer our clients decades of proven legal experience effectively handling protective orders, and we are prepared to help you.
We urge you to consult with the Law Office of Arquilla & Associates, PLC, as soon as a temporary protective order has been issued against you, or if you have obtained one against another person. We will diligently protect your rights and work toward achieving an effective legal resolution in your best interests.
Military Protective Orders
In Virginia, a court or magistrate may issue a preliminary protective order. Preliminary protective orders are temporary in nature and may be followed by a hearing to determine whether the protective order should remain in place for a period of time, such as for one or two years. At the hearing the alleged victim and alleged offender are entitled to present evidence and to cross-examine witnesses against them.
In addition to protective orders issued by a Virginia court, military members may also be subject to military protective orders (MPOs) issued by his or her commanding officer. Unlike protective orders issued by a Virginia court, there is no due process or hearing provided to a service member suspected of being involved in domestic abuse or other misconduct. Individuals who have been issued an MPO by a commanding officer must abide by similar restrictions associated with a Virginia protective order.
If your commanding officer has issued you an MPO, consult with the Law Office of Arquilla & Associates, PLC. Our attorneys have extensive military experience as former judge advocate officers (JAGs), and we can help service members who have been issued MPOs protect their rights and their military careers. We can also assist alleged victims of domestic violence in the military community by contacting military officials to request MPOs and by seeking protective orders from Virginia courts.
Contact Our Virginia Attorneys Today
We invite you to contact the Law Office of Arquilla & Associates, PLC, at 703-544-7377, or toll free at 800-220-8838, to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation about your rights concerning protective orders. Our law office is open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. until noon. We will offer evening or weekend appointments upon request. We accept Visa and MasterCard.