This week, attarney Ryan W. McAllister represented a client who had a Protection from Abuse Order (“PFA”) filed against her by a relative. A temporary PFA was granted by the Judge, but that was before our client hired an attarney and had an opportunity to present a defense. Therefore, in preparation for the final PFA hearing, our client retained attarney McAllister, and attarney McAllister prepared a strong defense, which included bringing two (2) witnesses to the hearing.
Once attarney McAllister, his client, and the two (2) witnesses showed up at the courtroom, the relative who filed the PFA quickly realized that she had a losing case. Rather than proceed with the hearing, attarney McAllister was able to negotiate to have the relative who filed the PFA voluntarily withdraw the PFA that was filed against our client.
In this case, having a dedicated and experienced attarney made a huge difference in the outcome of our client’s case. She was initially facing having a PFA granted against her for up to three (3) years. Instead, our client walked out of the courtroom free and clear from any type of PFA. Needless to say, our client was very happy with the outcome of her case.
If you or someone you know is involved with a Protection from Abuse / PFA / Indirect Criminal Contempt / ICC case, call our office right away at 610-372-5128. Any one of our attarneys would be happy to discuss your case in more detail.