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Clarksville Violation of an Order of Protection Attorney

Tennessee Laws on Orders of Protection

If you are interested in obtaining an order of protection or accused of violating one, our legal team at Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC can ensure you get the protection you need during this trying time. We provide effective and personalized legal solutions for individuals seeking orders of protection and those being subject to such orders or accused of violating orders. Get over 40 years of collective legal experience on your side immediately.

To discuss your case with our legal team, call (931) 398-5308 today.

What is an Order of Protection?

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, threats of abuse, or stalking in Tennessee, you can obtain an order of protection. This is a court order signed by a judge, allowing the police to arrest the abuser without first obtaining a warrant. Whether you need to get an order of protection issued or content an order, you need a skilled family law attorney to help you.

A person can get an order of protection if he/she is physically harmed or threatened by a current or former spouse, the other parent of his/her child, relative, current or former roommate, stalker, or someone who committed a sex crime against that person. The order directs the alleged offender to refrain from communicating with, stay away from, and commit a crime against the victim and his/her family.

Types of Orders of Protection

There are two types of orders of protection in Tennessee: an ex parte order of protection and a temporary order of protection.

  • An ex parte order provides immediate relief if the victim can show good cause (e.g. injuries, threats, and the alleged offender's criminal history, violent history, substance abuse history, etc.) and lasts for up to 15 days,
  • while a temporary order of protection is an extended protection order lasts up to one year.

For temporary order of protection, both parties will have an opportunity to tell their sides of the story in a court hearing. The one-year order can be extended depending on the circumstances of the case, which means a new court hearing will be held annually.

What are the Penalties for Violating an Order of Protection?

If an offender violates an order, a call to law enforcement will automatically lead to arrest. Violating the conditions of an order of protection is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a jail term of up to 11 months and 29 days and a maximum fine of $2,500.

However, if an offender violates a temporary order, the order can be extended for a maximum five years. For a second violation, the temporary order can be extended for up to ten years.

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    If you need legal counsel then I highly recommend you make an appointment with this firm. Mr. Sensing was my attorney and is very dedicated to his clients going to great lengths to provide the very best defense possible. Stays in touch with his clients always bringing them up to speed on what is being done in their case providing copies of everything to the client. HONEST, LOYAL, AND DEDICATED this firm gets 5 stars.

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    I took a trip out to TN and got in to some trouble in Clarksville and needed representation for a case while I was I back in my home state. I went to Grimes, Sensing & Clemons feeling distraught and like I had no hope, seeking a solid defense attorney that would actually fight for my case and get me the best possible deal. I left feeling comfortable and confident. I can honestly say I was not disappointed, the only time I needed to come back to TN was for the sentencing(mind you cases may differ) and unbelievably Jeffery Grimes was able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor as well as talk down the court fines... I strongly suggest Jeffery Grimes as your defense attorney for any legal issues you may have, also their fees are very reasonable and they will do payment plans. Thank you very much Grimes, Sensing and Clemons.

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    I hired Mr Sensing to assist me with the modification of a parenting plan that just wasn’t working anymore. I hired another lawyer in the Clarksville area that did not do their due diligence. Mr Sensing and his team were great throughout the process. Emails and phone calls were actually returned in a timely manner! Which wasn’t the case with the lawyer I used before. I had access to all my court documents and was always kept informed on what was going on with my case. Lastly Mr Sensing is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field. The outcome for my request was better than I could have hoped for, and I honestly feel like that was due to Mr Sensing.

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    Mr.Grimes made my case go very smoothly and easily for me I was out of state for a good part of it he went out of his way to let me know if something changed and he was always very professional and fairly priced! I would recommend him a thousand times over!!

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    Mr. Sensing is an excellent attorney. He fought with me the whole 2 years my case took for me to get the time with my son I’ve always wanted. I will definitely recommend his services to anyone and I will be going back to him if I have any issues in the future. Also Pat and Amy are awesome!!

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