DOES A PETITIONER NEED A LAWYER TO SEEK AN ORDER OF PROTECTION?
Does a Petitioner need a Lawyer to seek an Order of Protection?
You are NOT required to have an attorney represent you.
A Petitioner requesting an Order of Protection usually is eligible for the free assistance of a Family Shelter advocate (non-lawyer).
It would be best except in the most urgent circumstances to avoid a court date just before or after a holiday. These times tend to be the busiest and advocates may be challenged to assist everyone as promptly as you may like. It is impossible to forecast on any given day how busy the court will be.
An experienced attorney can give you a prompt evaluation of your case and advise you as to the best options available for your situation.
An experienced attorney can also help to minimize the stress sometimes associated with these types of matters and dealing with the Court system.
Contact Russo Law offices today for a criminal defense attorney in Wheaton.