A Personal Protection Order (PPO) is a court order that stops further violence or threats against you. Our criminal attorneys in Grand Rapids, Michigan may request a personal protection order on your behalf if your personal safety or liberty is at risk.
A personal protection order helps deter an aggressor from further hurting or harassing you. If the person violates the personal protection order, they could face serious jail time behind bars.
Types of Personal Protection Orders:
- Domestic Relationship PPO
- Non-Domestic (Stalking) PPO
- Non-Domestic Sexual Assault PPO
What is a personal protection order?
Our Grand Rapids criminal attorneys can help you request a personal protection order to prevent your abuser from calling you, stalking you, buying a gun, entering your home, or anything else that would cause reasonable fear. Our criminal law attorneys can also help you ask for specific protections relevant to your case.
You may need a personal protection order if you’re leaving an abusive spouse, boy/girlfriend, your child’s parent, or other close relationship. You may also request a non-domestic personal protection order.
Do I need a criminal attorney?
Once we request a personal protection order, the court will schedule a hearing. During this hearing, you’ll need to present evidence of abuse, stalking, and other behaviors that would have made you reasonably afraid for your safety. Your abuser will also have an opportunity to speak and ask questions. We highly recommend you hire one of our criminal attorneys for legal guidance during this process.
If you’re in extreme danger, we may be able to request an emergency order so you won’t have to wait for a hearing. In this situation, your abuser also won’t be alerted until after you get your personal protection order.
If you or a loved one is in serious danger, call your local police department and one of our criminal law attorneys. Our criminal attorneys have experience working with law enforcement and the courts to come up with the best solutions for clients. To request a consultation with one of our personal protection order attorneys in Grand Rapids, MI, call John Engman & Associates, P.C. at (616) 454-5222.