Social media has made it easier to be the victim of stalking and harassment from unwanted parties; you can block the person or persons, but they can make another profile and find a way to contact you. Additionally, they can always follow you and harass you in person if they are foolish enough to do so. If you feel that your privacy is being violated, you can obtain a Colorado restraining order with the help of a Denver personal injury attorney.
Restraining orders, otherwise known as protective orders, keep unwanted individuals away from you with legal repercussions looming if they violate the order. When you file an order against another party, they cannot intimidate, or retaliate, against you and will need to stay a number of feet away from you and your property at all times (distance to be determined by a judge). Note: some protective orders allow parties to remain in contact with one another.
When you go to court, your Denver personal injury lawyer can present evidence to the judge in order to obtain additional restrictions against the other party in order to keep you safe and provide peace and security. The judge may bar them from being anywhere near you, your home, your work, your children/family, and more. When you meet with a Denver personal injury attorney, be sure to discuss your situation so they can request the proper stipulations from the judge.
If you are awarded a restraining order against another party, go over it in detail with your attorney so that you know exactly what it states and will know if and/or when the harasser oversteps their bounds. If the party does continue to harass you and violates the protective order, you must notify your attorney and the courts immediately so that proper legal recourse can be taken and you mitigate any potential harm against you or your loved ones. If time goes by and the other party, say an ex-spouse, rectifies their behavior, you can request amendments to the protective order to reduce the severity of restrictions.
You should always feel safe and that your privacy is secure from unwanted persons, such as jilted suitors, or ex-partners; sometimes, the only way to ensure that safety and privacy is with a protective order, but they should not be handled lightly. If you want to know if a protective order is right for your situation, contact us today and we can begin to discuss your options.