If you are being harassed, threatened, or intimidated by someone else, or if you fear for the safety of yourself or a loved one, Colorado law allows you to seek a civil protection order against the offending party.  Colorado law provides protection against the following conduct in the form of temporary and permanent civil protection orders:

  • Assault and bodily harm, either threatened or acted upon
  • Domestic abuse
  • Emotional abuse of the elderly or at risk adults
  • Sexual assault or abuse
  • Stalking

When a person is being victimized in the above-listed ways, he or she may seek a protection order in certain, specified courts of law.  Initially, upon petitioning the court for a protection order, the individual is likely to be granted a temporary civil protection order. A temporary protection order will only remain in effect for a limited time, however. In order to secure permanent protection, an individual must attend a permanent protection order hearing.  At such a hearing, both sides are allowed to present evidence and arguments.  If, at the conclusion of that hearing, the petitioner fails to satisfy the precise statutory requirements needed to make a protection order permanent, the temporary protection order will be done away with, and the petitioner will be protected no longer.  Don’t leave the outcome in your case up to chance.

Denver protection order attorney Jacob E. Martinez has successfully achieved as well as defended against permanent civil protection orders.  He knows what it takes to meet the precise legal requirements in order to gain a permanent protection order, and he will advise and represent you in your case in order to give you the best chance of securing a permanent protection for you.

If you feel you or a loved one is in danger, protect yourself by contacting experienced Denver restraining order attorney Jacob E. Martinez today.