Domestic Violence Defense Attorney located in Moorhead
Serving Fargo, Moorhead, Cass County, Clay County & the Surrounding Areas
Even just an allegation of domestic violence against you can change your life forever. If you have been accused or charged with domestic violence, it is in your best interest to act fast and retain a competent criminal defense attorney. At Joe Irby Law Firm, we offer the aggressive and client-focused defense you are seeking.
A domestic violence conviction has a far-reaching impact. Not only could you be facing jail time and a restraining order, but you could have trouble finding a job, obtaining a loan, getting into school, and achieving other goals that would otherwise be attainable without a criminal record. Let our Moorhead domestic violence defense attorney build a strong case on your behalf. Our goal is to protect your rights and your future.
What Is Domestic Violence?
In Minnesota, domestic violence must involve a threat or act of physical or sexual abuse against a family member or some other member of a household.
Domestic violence can be committed against a:
- Dating partner
- Former spouse or dating partner
- Sister or brother
- Other blood relative
- Present or former roommate/housemate
Police officers have the right to make an arrest without a warrant if they have reason to believe that domestic violence occurred.
Restraining Orders in Minnesota
There are three types of restraining orders that can be issued against an allegedly abusive or threatening person. Minnesota courts can issue one of these restraining orders depending on the circumstances of the situation.
The options include:
- Order for Protection
- Harassment Restraining Order
- Domestic No-Contact Order
If any type of restraining order has been issued against you, your rights have likely been limited. You may be unable to see your children or live in your home. Our team can help you present your case effectively in pursuit of overturning the order.
Restraining Orders in North Dakota
Similar to Minnesota, North Dakota offers a few different types of restraining orders that can be requested depending on the nature of the situation.
North Dakota offers:
- Protection orders: The victims of domestic abuse can obtain a temporary protection order. After a hearing, a judge can order a domestic violence protection order. This order can be permanent or set to expire after a certain period of time.
- Sexual assault restraining orders: This is a type of civil order that offers protection to the victims of sexual assault. A temporary order lasts for 14 days or until a hearing is held.
Violating a protection order can result in misdemeanor charges, which can be punished by further jail time and fines. If you have been served with a restraining order, be sure to obey the order but seek legal representation from our firm right away.
Our domestic violence defense lawyer in Moorhead takes the time to get to know you and hear your side of the story. From there, we launch a thorough investigation into the allegations and the alleged incident. Our firm has resources and connections with experts who can assist in this portion of the case, including forensic analysts.
We understand that in the wake of domestic violence allegations, you have a lot at stake. Our firm wants to help you navigate this tough and emotional situation, fighting for a favorable resolution every step of the way.
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We treat every client like a person; by pairing our extensive knowledge of the law with genuine care for our clients, our top priority is fighting for a solution that is in the client's best interest.