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Protection and Restraining Orders

If you are a victim of domestic violence or stalking, or are protecting a loved one, you may want to take legal action. 

A Denver, CO, protection order attorney can guide you through the filing process or dispute false allegations of misconduct.

Learn how the Colorado lawyers of Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC can help...

About Restraining Orders Colorado Protection Order Laws

Also known as orders of protection, restraining orders protect you, your family, or your interests from another party. The State of Colorado recommends that anyone who feels threatened or endangered by another party pursue an order of protection. If approved, these orders are usually issued on the same day.

How Protection Orders Work

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A restraining order prohibits someone from contacting you, staying in your home, being within a certain distance of your workplace, or contacting your children. It may also prevent the other party from buying firearms, alcohol, and more.

Legal Penalties for Violation

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When someone violates an order of protection, they are charged with a misdemeanor criminal offense. The punishment for violating a protection order in Colorado include at least three months in jail and up to $5,000 in fines.

You Are Not Alone Statistics on Restraining Orders

Countless people across the country seek orders of protection whenever they feel threatened by another person or party. You are not alone. Our team of attorneys can offer legal counsel and support during this difficult time.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Team of Colorado Lawyers

Attorneys Fred A. Dunsing, Lucy H. Deakins, and Joseph W. Galera have more than 45 years of combined experienced. Together they have handled countless family law and criminal defense cases from their offices in Denver and Avon.

At Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, clients don't just work with paralegals. Our lawyers handle cases themselves, and give you their personal attention. They are also personable. Our attorneys welcome direct communication whenever clients have questions or concerns about their case.

If you need the assistance of a restraining order lawyer, contact Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC online. You can also reach our Colorado law offices by calling:

(303) 758-8981 (Denver)

(970) 343-0023 (Avon)

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Five Star Client Reviews Trusted Colorado Family Law Attorneys


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Our case was one of the worst for the record books. A case of precedent. We had lies at every turn from opposing counsel and mom that needed to be debunked and Fred, Wendi and Lucy were there to save my family! They treated my family as their own and won massively for us in court! They were fair and compassionate with my son's best interest in mind. Over the course of our case we had several (top, so they said) lawyers but only Dunsing & Deakins brought us the WIN! They successfully represented us in appeals court and worked great with the UCCJEA laws for over the state jurisdiction. You don't need to look anywhere else because this firm will work intelligently and tirelessly for you and your family! They are more then just lawyers, they became advocates and friends. A+++

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Amelia Muniz


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Lucy, Wendi, and Fred were all amazing throughout my case. Lucy's knowledge and expertise, as well as the law firm's professional connections with mediators and child family investigators, led to a custody resolution that truly represents the best interest of my son. Many thanks!

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Types of Protection Orders Understanding the Differences

Different kinds of protection orders may be filed depending on the situation. Your restraining order lawyer will let your know which is right for your case.

Mandatory Protection Order

In a criminal case, a mandatory protection order prohibits the defendant from contacting or harassing the victim of a crime until the criminal case is resolved by the court.

Temporary Civil Protection Order

If you feel that another person poses a threat to you or a member of your family, you can pursue a temporary civil protection order to avoid physical, emotional, or financial harm.

Permanent Civil Protection Order

If the court finds that the person you filed a temporary civil protection order against is still a threat your safety or a loved one's well being, they can then issue a permanent order.

Emergency Protection Order (EPO)

Emergency protection orders are three-day restraining orders issued by the police. EPOs are sought for immediate protection outside of court hours (e.g., weekends and holidays).

Protect Yourself or a Loved One

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Whether it's from the police or the court, protection orders can give you and your loved ones peace of mind. Our Denver restraining order attorneys can help you seek court protection against a dangerous individual.

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"One of the best ways I've ever seen a lawyer handle their client/case, and I myself used to be an Officer of the Court in Louisiana for three years." Chet B. Long, ret., USAF

Why You Need an Attorney for Restraining Order Matters

Whether you are the survivor of domestic violence or have been falsely accused of threatening another person, our Denver restraining order lawyers can help. A skilled attorney on your side will help ensure your safety and well-being.

Step-by-Step Legal Insight

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Our lawyers will go over all of your options moving forward. We offer sound and honest legal guidance. Whether you are the victim of domestic violence, are seeking protection for a loved one, or have a restraining order against you containing false accusations, our counsel will be essential.

Knowledge of Colorado Law

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Our attorneys are familiar with Colorado statutes regarding threats, harassment, abuse, and stalking. When clients meet with the team at Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC for a free consultation, we can determine if seeking an order of protection is prudent given the circumstances.

Dunsing, Deakins & Galera

Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC

At Dunsing, Deakins & Galera, LLC, our team has over 50 years of combined legal experience. Our attorneys are members of several professional legal organizations and have received a number of distinguished awards:

  • AV-Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Contact us online or call us at (303) 758-8981 (Denver) or (970) 323-0023 (Avon) .

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"Facing the court system in America can be a daunting task for anyone, especially those who are innocent of crimes that they have nevertheless been accused of. Mr. Galera is more than worth the cost of his services. I simply could not recommend any other defense attorney. Seriously, call these folks!" Satisfied Client

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