Last week I (attarney Dan Nevins) represented a client seeking a Protection From Abuse order from his former girlfriend. An incident had occurred recently where the ex-girlfriend became physically and verbally violent including threats on my client’s life. Consequently, he became fearful for his own safety particularly since the ex-girlfriend specifically threatened to use third parties to carry out some future acts of violence.
My client applied for and was granted a temporary PFA. A hearing was scheduled in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. At the hearing I was able to secure a 3 year no contact order – the maximum permissible under the Protection From Abuse Act. Should my client’s ex contact, abuse, threaten or harass my client – even through a third party – she will be subject to up to 6 months imprisonment.
If you or a loved one is a victim of domestic abuse please contact our office for a free consultation. We regularly represent PFA plaintiffs in Berks County, Pennsylvania. No matter which side of a PFA you are on it is important that you retain experienced counsel.