Domestic Violence, Assaults, And Protective Orders
Maria Patterson has tried over 100 jury trials and has cross examined hundreds of witnesses. Her extensive trial experience in adversarial cases makes her extremely effective at handling cases with sensitive issues such as domestic violence.
The Civil Protective Order or Peace Order always comes up for a hearing before the criminal case. Testifying at either risks violating your 5th Amendment privileges. Sometimes, it may be better to consent to a Protective Order or Peace Order, without findings made by the court. Consenting to the entry of an Order will make you eligible for Shielding once the duration of the Protective Order or Peace Order has expired.
Please visit my “Domestic Violence” link above for more information.