PROTECTION FROM ABUSE Lawyers Lancaster PA
If you have been served with a Protection From Abuse (PFA) Order, you need a lawyer with the experience to defend you and protect your rights. Court dates will be scheduled quickly and your failure to appear or understand what is happening may result in serious consequences.
A PFA Order may have consequences far beyond preventing contact with the other party.
You can be evicted from your home, ordered to pay child support, prevented from having access to your own personal belongings, required to relinquish your firearms and return property. You may even lose custody of your children.
If the Court enters a PFA Order, it is valid in every county in Pennsylvania and every state across the country. A Final PFA Order may last up to three (3) years.
A violation of a PFA Order may result in an Indirect Criminal Contempt and, for each violation, you will face up to six (6) months in jail and a $1,000.00 fine. If you have a Child Custody case with the Court, you will also be required to appear in Court in a separate proceeding to show that you do not pose a risk or threat of harm to your children before you are entitled to custody.
The PFA lawyers at McMahon Winters Strasko, LLC have the courtroom experience and expertise to challenge a PFA. We have successfully defended against PFA allegations and have negotiated resolutions to protect our clients from the severe and burdensome consequences of a PFA Order.
Contact our Lancaster PA office today at (717) 358-0600 to speak with a PFA attorney, so we can set up an initial appointment to discuss your options.
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