Harassment Restraining Order Defense Attorneys

Experienced criminal defense attorneys in St. Cloud, Big Lake, and Cold Spring Minnesota

At Jeddeloh Snyder Stommes, our deepest concerns are the safety of our clients and their loved ones. If abuse has occurred or you feel immediately threatened by the possibility of abuse, Jeddeloh Snyder Stommes Law Office can assist you in assessing the situation. Our attorneys can obtain a Minnesota Order for Protection or a Harassment Restraining Order on behalf of yourself or behalf of a family or household member.

Harassment Restraining Orders

We represent individuals accused of harassing another individual. The law provides for a very specific definition of “harassment.” Therefore, it is important to understand how harassment is defined:

Minnesota law defines harassment as:

  • A single incident of physical or sexual assault;
  • Repeated incidents of intrusive or unwanted acts, words, or gestures that have a substantial adverse effect, or are intended to have a substantial adverse effect, on the safety, security, or privacy of another, regardless of the relationship between the actor and the intended target;
  • Targeted residential picketing; or
  • A pattern of attending public events after being notified that the actor’s presence at the event is harassing to another.
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Whether acts are “repeated,” or had a “substantial adverse effect” on someone is key to the case, as well as those seeking orders to stop harassment they are receiving from another individual.
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Orders for Protection

In Minnesota, an Order for Protection can be obtained if domestic abuse is alleged. Domestic abuse is defined as the following:

  • Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, or assault between a family or household member;
  • Terroristic threats or criminal sexual conduct committed against a family or household member by a family or household member; or
  • Interfamilial sexual abuse committed against a minor family or household member by an adult family or household member.

In Minnesota, an Order for Protection is a civil order that prohibits the abuser from contacting the victim(s) or going to the victim’s place of work or residence. Minnesota Orders for Protection can include a provision for custody and parenting time to the extent necessary to protect the victim(s) and can also include a temporary child support order. Both of these orders can have serious consequences, and it is imperative that if you are served with either order, you contact us immediately.

Have A Harassment & Protection Order Attorney On Your Side

Harassment and protection order cases can arise quickly; having a lawyer help you through the process will make the whole experience smoother and less stressful. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in all aspects of Minnesota Law and will help take care of you. We will aggressively work towards favorable outcomes.

To guide you through a protection order battle, get experienced attorneys on your side.

Do you have questions about harassment or restraining orders?

Restraining orders are a complicated matter filled with questions and uncertainties. Our attorneys are here to help! Contact us for an initial consultation with one of our experienced and trusted lawyer. We are the Central Minnesota attorneys with the answers to your questions and the aggressive representation you need. Call us at any of our three convenient office locations, or complete our consultation form, and we will contact you.

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