A permanent civil protection order (commonly known as a restraining order) prevents one person from having contact, either directly or indirectly, with another person. In Colorado, restraining orders are issued in all cases involving domestic violence, and are often modified or vacated later on. Beyond that, individuals may seek civil protection orders against another person for various reasons.
In Colorado, a person may seek a permanent civil protection order against an adult or juvenile over the age of ten who has committed one of the following acts:
As mentioned above, a hearing for a permanent restraining order will be set within 14 days of the issuance of the temporary order. At the hearing, the moving party must show by a preponderance of the evidence that one of the above acts was committed and that the restrained person will continue to commit such acts if the order is not put in place. If the petitioner meets this burden, then the protection order becomes permanent. A permanent protection order can restrict a person’s ability to travel, work, or even live in his/her own home.
The attorneys at the Moorhead Law Group are trial lawyers who are skilled at handling civil protection orders. We help clients with concerns regarding:
- Preventing a restraining order from becoming permanent
- Obtaining a civil protection order against someone else
- Defending against charges that you violated a restraining order
- Removing a restraining order
Every minute matters when dealing with protection orders. Call an attorney at The Moorhead Law Group in Boulder today for advice—your initial consultation is free. Reach us at 303-586-6909 or send us an email and we’ll respond as soon as possible.