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Protective Orders and No-Contact Orders

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A domestic violence charge is intimidating, but it can also be complicated by an order restricting communication — protective and no-contact — are similar, but not necessarily the same.

If you are accused of domestic violence, let Branstad & Olson customize your defense and address orders limiting your communication.

Protective Orders

In Iowa, protective orders (civil) and no-contact orders (criminal) may address many of the same things. The orders generally prohibit contact with alleged victims, including communications through:

  • Phone calls;
  • Text messages;
  • Emails;
  • Social media; or,
  • Third parties.

In many cases, such orders require moving out of common living quarters, surrendering firearms, or staying away from locations like the alleged victim's workplace or child's school.

Were You Issued a Protective or No-Contact Order?

A protective or no-contact order can be overwhelming due to fear, inconvenience, finances, and emotion.

Branstad & Olson can advise you about your criminal or civil case and the related orders. Our experienced Des Moines criminal defense attorneys will help you understand the restrictions and how to best navigate those restrictions. — Reach us online or by phone. (515) 329-3100

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