No, a Family Court order of protection can be issued even if the petitioner has never called the police to report behavior they find troubling.
Unlike a criminal court order of protection, which is often issued as a condition of release on bond, you’ll be served with a Family Court order of protection and summoned to attend a hearing where the relevant issues will be discussed and a final order of protection may be issued.
Orders of protection can cause huge problems for people who live under them, even if you don’t live with the petitioner.
You should know your rights when you’ve been served with a temporary order of protection, and not take any actions that may adversely impact you.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you understand the implications of every course of action.
Call us today at 718-599-1111 for a free consultation with a Queens defense attorney.