Philadelphia Protection from Abuse Attorneys
Pennsylvania law makes it illegal for any individual to stalk, threaten, harass, or abuse another. When an individual believes that one of these offenses has been perpetrated upon them, one method of recourse is to request a Protection from Abuse Order restricting the offender from contact with him or her. This can be done by a Judge on a temporary basis without a full hearing but in order for a permanent Protection from Abuse Order to be put into place, the alleged abuser has the right to a hearing in front of a Judge. In Philadelphia County, Protection from Abuse hearings is held by the Judges in the family court.
If you have been the victim of domestic abuse or if you have been served with a temporary Protection from Abuse Order or an Order to Appear for a Protection from Abuse hearing at the Family Court, it is crucial that you consult with an attorney to understand your rights and the potential outcomes of your hearing. All too often, these petitions are filed improperly, allowing an abuser to go on abusing or filed against innocent individuals as a way of removing them from a shared residence.
Whether you are the accuser or the accused, you should contact the attorneys at Sadek and Cooper to schedule a free consultation regarding your case. We have experience on both sides of the courtroom and will be able to advise and represent you in such a way that will give you the best possible chance of achieving your desired outcome.