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Law of Office of McCulloh & Kelliher - Divorce Lawyer and Criminal Lawyer

Our West Babylon
Law Office is located at:
868 Little East Neck Road
West Babylon, New York 11704

Our Saint James
Law Office is located at:
220 Lake Avenue
Saint James, New York 11780

Orders of Protection

Long Island Divorce Attorneys William C. McCulloh and Thomas D. Kelliher Will Zealously Fight For Your Rights

The Law Offices of McCulloh and Kelliher aggressively assert and protect your rights. If you are the subject of an Order of Protection in connection with an accusation of domestic violence, it is important to get help quickly from an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer.

Representing Plaintiffs and Defendants in Family Law and Divorce Proceedings Regarding Orders of Protection

Orders of protection are utilized in protecting people from all types of domestic violence or abuse including:

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Assault & Battery

“Refrain From” and “Stay Away” Orders of Protection

There are two main types of orders of protection in New York state:

  • “Stay Away” Order
  • “Refrain From” Order

“Stay Away” Order: This type of order prohibits the accused from coming within a certain distance of the victim, their residence and place of work. “Stay Away” orders may also require the accused to stay away from the victim’s children and the children’s school or any other place or person the court finds necessary.

A “Refrain From” Order: This type of order of protection does not necessarily order the respondent to stay away from any particular individual but directs that respondent refrain from certain specified conduct, such as threats, assault, harassment or violence toward the victim.

Temporary Order of Protection vs. Final Order of Protection

A temporary order of protection is issued on the day you file for an order of protection until the respondent is served with the papers. This only lasts until the next time that you appear in court. The court typically extends the length of the order of protection at each court date until the case is over. At the end of the case, a Judge may order of a final order of protection. A final order lasts for two or five years. A final order of protection can also include restitution, reimbursement for medical expenses or participation in a program, such as drug or alcohol counseling.

Aggressive Legal Representation is Necessary to Protect YOUR Rights.

As part of our comprehensive criminal practice, the Law Offices of William C. McCulloh, represent individuals subject to orders of protection in both family and criminal court. We will act swiftly to ensure that you receive your day in court and that your rights are vigorously defended.

For more information about the many ways we can help, please contact a dedicated and experiences attorney at Law Offices of McCulloh and Kelliher today by calling (631) 629-5529.