Order for Protection / Domestic Abuse
If you are scared for your safety or if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, you need a dedicated attorney at your side protecting your rights. At Robinson | Duffy, PLLC, we provide aggressive and experienced representation in both obtaining and defending abuse allegations through the Order for Protection process.
Under the Minnesota Domestic Abuse Act, domestic abuse is defined to mean the following conduct, if committed against a family or household member by a family or household member:
- physical harm, bodily injury, or assault
- the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, or assault
- terroristic threats, within the meaning of section 609.713, subdivision 1; or criminal sexual conduct, within the meaning of sections 609.342, 609.343, 609.344, 609.345, or 609.3451; or interference with an emergency call within the meaning of section 609.78, subdivision 2
Minn. Stat. 518B.01, subd. 2.
A “family or household member” under the Minnesota Domestic Abuse Act means the following:
- spouses and former spouses
- parents and children
- persons related by blood
- persons who are presently residing together or who have resided together in the past
- persons who have a child in common regardless of whether they have been married or have lived together at any time
- a man and woman if the woman is pregnant and the man is alleged to be the father, regardless of whether they have been married or have lived together at any time
- persons involved in a significant romantic or sexual relationship
Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence, your safety is our number one priority. We will guide you through the OFP process and aggressively fight for all of the protections available to you and your family.
Defending the Falsely Accused
Unfortunately, allegations of domestic violence are sometimes made in an effort to bolster one’s position in a divorce or custody proceeding. They are also sometimes made in retaliation after an argument or for immigration purposes. If you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it is very important that you hire an attorney who will vigorously defend you and fight the allegations against you. Order for Protections may have an effect on your job and your ability to see your children. Contact our attorneys today.
Contact the Lawyers at Robinson | Duffy, PLLC Today
An attorney experienced in handling domestic violence cases and temporary restraining orders can be an invaluable resource in guiding you through your case. To speak with one of our qualified Minneapolis/St. Paul attorneys, contact us by calling 952-525-2252 or send us an e-mail. We serve all of the metro counties including: Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Carver County, Anoka County, Scott County, Sherburne County, and beyond. Call us today. We will give you an honest assessment of what you can expect in your situation. We offer payment plans and other affordable options to get you the legal assistance you need.