Yesterday I represented a client facing a protection from abuse order in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. His mother-in-law had sought this order and a had alleged that my client had made various verbal threats to her over the telephone during a dispute. Unfortunately, my client and his mother-in-law have previously been invovled in custody litigation and it is my belief that this influenced her decision to seek relief in the form of a PFA.
Fortunately, however, for my client we were able to have the PFA dismissed following a much contested hearing in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.
The PFA act in Pennsylvania is a very important protection available to those who have been placed in danger due to the acts of spouses, paramours or family members. It is also quite a serious matter to face a PFA as a Defendant. You could be facing restictions of freedom, eviction, loss of a right to a firearm, custody implications and more. It is important to seek the services of an attorney experienced in fighting for personal right. Call our firm today to schedule a free consultation.