When someone suffers domestic violence, he or she may request a restraining order from the court. Restraining order laws are designed to keep the abuser away from the victim not only physically, but also prohibit contact through phone calls, emails and the like.
If someone violates the terms of a protective order, you need the assistance of an experienced family lawyer in Rio Rancho. The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer can help you protect yourself through restraining order enforcement.
How to get a Restraining Order
In New Mexico, there are five different types of restraining orders. Which restraining order depends on your specific situation. You may only need a temporary restraining order or one that specifically addresses domestic violence, or harassment.
If you need advice about how to get a restraining order, it’s important to hire an attorney to protect you and your family. Contact family lawyer Dorene Kuffer to discuss how you can get a restraining order in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Restraining Order Violations
Restraining order law in New Mexico deals with those who violate restraining orders on two fronts: civil court and criminal court.
Criminally, if charges are filed against someone for violating a protection order, they face jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. Additionally, they will likely be placed on probation and required to take anger management or domestic abuse classes.
In civil court, you could be awarded damages similar to a personal injury case. This could include compensatory damages for losses incurred due to the violation (such as property damage), as well as special damages awarded for pain, suffering and extreme emotional distress.
Contact Our Attorney
Family law attorney Dorene Kuffer runs a restraining order enforcement law firm that serves Rio Rancho, New Mexico. With over 30 years as a criminal and family attorney, Dorene’s experience is invaluable when dealing with criminal acts in family matters.
Dorene offers a consultation at our family law firm to meet with new clients and discuss their legal concerns, whether it is restraining order enforcement, divorce or domestic violence. Contact us to discuss restraining order law with Dorene.