How do I get a no contact order lifted?
If your loved one has been charged with domestic violence, the first thing you’re going to be probably worried about is “How do I get that person home?” because when someone’s arrested for domestic violence, the first thing the judge orders is a “No Contact Order,” which means that the accused is separated from his or her family.
If you’re the alleged victim in the case and you want to help with getting the no contact order lifted, I encourage you to give me a call and let us help you do that.
You can call the prosecutor’s office and try to get some help from them, but what’s going to happen is they’re going to assign you to the victims advocate, and that person is going to browbeat you, and shame you, and embarrass you for trying to help the accused. Their job is to see every victim as a true victim, regardless of really what you want to see happen. What we’ll do is we’ll listen to your side of the story. We’ll take a statement from you, and then, if you’re willing, we’ll have you sign paperwork that requests that the no contact order be dropped. It will also request that the charges be dropped, and we’ll make sure that those documents get to the prosecutor assigned to the case, not the bureaucrat victim advocate. So, in other words, we’ll get things moving for you much sooner than if you tried to do it on your own.
If you’re the accused in a domestic violence case and you want to get the no contact order lifted, it’s important to understand that the first call we’re going to have to make is to the alleged victim. If the alleged victim is cooperative, then we can go through the process of having them try to get the no contact order lifted. If the alleged victim is not cooperative, then we’re going to have to have a hearing in court and ask the judge to make a decision on whether or not to lift the no contact order. Either way, if you’ve been accused of domestic violence and you’re under a no contact order, give Flaherty Defense Firm a call and we’ll give you some help.