Ridehalgh & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law has been representing people facing domestic violence charges since we opened our doors in 1999. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing a client's interests during jury trials and negotiating for a positive resolution outside of the courtroom. We are committed to taking the most effective actions to meet your legal objectives.
Restraining orders are enforceable court orders. They are also open to challenges and modifications. If you feel a restraining order was issued unfairly, or if the requirements affect your ability to work or visit with your children, we are here to help. Our lawyers have a successful track record challenging and modifying restraining orders. We have also successfully represented numerous individuals who received criminal charges after violating a restraining order.
Consequences of Criminal Charges
The criminal charges often associated with a domestic violence situation include interference with making a report, harassment, assault and protective order violation. The consequences for being convicted of any of these charges include fines, jail time, a criminal record, and potential changes to existing child custody and visitation agreements. Additionally, according to federal law, a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction or any felony conviction will immediately revoke your right to own a gun.
Taking Effective Actions
Our lawyers will work with you to identify your goals and explain the options available to you. We actively seek out the most efficient ways to meet your legal goals. Sometimes that means aggressively representing your interests in court. Other times it may involve negotiating an agreement with prosecuting attorneys or taking advantage of a diversion program — if you successfully complete a diversion program, your criminal case will be dismissed and your record cleared of the relevant criminal charges.
Experienced Beaverton Restraining Order Attorney
Ridehalgh & Associates, LLC, Attorneys at Law in Hillsboro, Oregon, will arrange interpreters for most languages, including American Sign Language (ASL) and Russian. A staff person fluent in Spanish is available to assist when needed. Hablamos español. Contact us at 503-388-4031 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Hillsboro domestic violence attorney.