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Can Landlords Or Roommates Use Orders Of Protection To Remove A Tenant They Don’t Like?

If there is a legitimate threat of violence, ongoing harassment, menacing, or other criminal issues, a landlord or roommate can, like anyone else, attempt to secure an order of protection against someone.

However, if the effort is simply to create a fast eviction process and the person or people misuse the court to fraudulently allege domestic violence, harassment, or threats, then they are committing a crime.

If you are a tenant who has been wrongfully restrained as a tactic to illegally keep you out of your apartment or home, get help right away. Orders of Protection are extremely serious, and even if you believe you are in the right to return to your home, violating an active order can result in criminal contempt charges.

Don’t make a bad situation even worse.

A lawyer can help you fight back when your landlord or roommates have made false allegations against you. Call Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111 and talk to a lawyer for free.