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Restraining Order Laws in New Hampshire

Restraining orders are taken very seriously in New Hampshire. A restraining order can have an immediate effect on an entire family, particularly the person who is the subject of the order. If you have had a restraining order filed against you, immediate legal advice and support is needed. Annutto Law Office knows the complexities and emotions involved when it comes to restraining orders. We can be your source for clear-headed guidance as representation as you go through this difficult time.

After an incident, often involving a domestic violence incident, a restraining order may be issued. This is a temporary order until a hearing is conducted. Then, a final and long-term restraining order may be issued. At the hearing for a long-term order, both sides get to present their side of the situation.

Restraining Order Protocol

A restraining order essentially seeks to prohibit abuse. If an order is issued against you, you will have to leave a shared home. You will have to turn over firearms you own and refrain from any contact with the person who filed the order. If there are shared children involved, you may not be able see those children either. This means you must stay away from the school and work place of the person who filed the order. You may also be ordered to pay support for the spouse or children involved, along with continuing to pay the rent, mortgage, and utilities of a shared home. If you violate this order in any way, even if you believe the order should not have been issued, there will be legal consequences. Violation of the order in itself can lead to one year in jail.

Experienced Restraining Order Attorney

Along with a restraining order, you may be ordered to attend counseling, anger management, or probation. A restraining order needs to be taken seriously and needs to be fully understood. Attorney Joseph Annutto can be your source for up-to-date information and on-going support. We will give your case the compassion and personal attention it deserves. The order can disrupt every aspect of your life. Annutto Law Office will listen to your side, devise a defense strategy, or negotiate on your behalf. We will help you deal with the unknown and help you move forward as quickly as possible. Let us hear the details of your case and see how we can help you overcome a restraining order and the ensuing consequences.