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Defense You Can Trust When Facing A TPO

If you have been served with a temporary protection order (TPO), Bauer, Scanlon, & Wigginton L.L.C. can assist you. As a strong and trustworthy criminal defense team, we have more than 25 collective years of experience handling cases involving orders of protection. If you live in Media or the surrounding area and face charges of domestic violence that coincide with the TPO, we can defend you from these as well.

Orders Of Protection: What To Know

In Pennsylvania, a temporary protection order, or TPO, is a court order prohibiting someone from coming into contact with the petitioner. Judges frequently issue these orders without a hearing in emergency situations. You will have an opportunity to challenge the TPO in a hearing within 10 days. At this hearing, the judge will either:

  1. Dismiss the temporary order of protection
  2. Extend it for up to three years as a final protection order (FPO)

Both TPOs and FPOs can have devastating consequences on your family life, particularly your parental rights. If you stand to lose custody of your children, our domestic violence defense lawyers will fight tenaciously for you to keep it.

What Happens If I Violate A TPO?

Although your situation might seem unfair, it is crucial to abide by the terms of the TPO. For example, if you share a residence with the person who filed the TPO, you might have to move out. As unfair as this seems, do not defy the order. If you violate one or more of the conditions, the court could impose criminal charges that result in fines or jail time. This almost certainly guarantees that the order against you will become permanent.

Discuss TPOs With A Lawyer In A Free Consult

You have limited time to act once someone files a petition against you for a protection order. Contact us immediately to learn about your options for defense. We offer free 30-minute consultations; call us at 610-756-2295 or send us an email to schedule yours.