Domestic Violence: We Will Fight To Protect You
Domestic violence is a sensitive issue that affects families in Livingston County and throughout Michigan. If you are a victim of abuse, stalking or harassment — or if you have been accused of these crimes — our experienced attorneys can help.
At Gormley and Johnson Law Offices, PLC, we represent victims and alleged abusers, assessing each case on its own merits. Our attorneys practice both family law and criminal law, having spent close to four decades protecting the rights of individuals and families in Fowlerville and across Michigan.
Learn how we can help you. Call 517-219-9301 today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.
Are You In Fear For Your Physical Safety?
If you have immediate concerns regarding your physical safety, do not hesitate to seek legal help. We can help you obtain a personal protective order (PPO) to help keep the abuser away from you and your children. Examples of threats to your safety can include:
- Workplace harassment
- Excessive communication
- Excessive phone calls
- Excessive text messages
Are You Facing A PPO? Know Your Rights.
If your spouse or anyone else has issued a personal protection orders (PPO) against you, make sure you understand your rights. In addition to the immediate effects of a PPO — potentially not even being allowed in your house — a PPO can influence child custody and visitation determinations, limiting the time you spend with your kids.
We will work to help you overcome this legal challenge by working with you closely and understanding the circumstances that led to the PPO. Charges can be brought, and a PPO issued for things as minor as locking the other party out of the house, or gently jostling them during a verbal argument. We will look at what is going on in the relationship. Is the relationship mutually toxic? Is the accuser attempting to gain advantage in a divorce? Are the accuser’s Facebook updates consistent with the story he or she is telling law enforcement?
We recognize the huge role Facebook and other social networks play in court. Talk to our lawyers before you post anything online about your case or post anything negative about your accuser or anyone involved.
As your legal team, we will aim to develop a defense strategy that will protect your rights, freedoms, future and access to your children. Contact us today to get started. It is very important that you talk to an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you understand what the PPO requires of you and do not violate the terms. Even if your accuser wants to contact you, you could face legal consequences for communicating to him or her.
Don’t Wait To Protect Yourself — Call Us
Would you like to speak with an attorney regarding a personal protection order? To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, call 517-219-9301. You may also contact a lawyer online. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with weekend and evening hours by appointment. We serve clients in Livingston County and nearby communities like Brighton, Howell and Fowlerville.