Serving Bucks County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia
Protection from abuse orders are a serious matter in Pennsylvania. If an order is entered, you may be removed from your home for up to three years. You may be ordered not to contact the alleged victim in person, by phone, by email or by any other means. If you contact the person who is protected by the order in any way, you may be charged with an assault crime, even if the person specifically requested to speak with you or contact you.
In short, you are at the mercy of the alleged victim once a protection from abuse order is entered. The party that is protected by the order can lure you into making contact with him or her with the intent of having you arrested. He or she can make false allegations against you, and his or her allegation alone may be enough – without any substantiation – to have you hauled off to jail.
Verdict: “I was accused of date rape and attorney Applebaum was able to show these allegations were completely false and convinced the district attorney to withdraw the charges.”
Verdict: “I was charged with raping a girl I was dating and thanks to attorney Applebaum’s investigation he was able to prove with the Commonwealth's evidence and the alleged victim's phone records that during the time I was allegedly raping her she was on the phone with her girlfriend and other friends for over an hour.”
Verdict:“I was accused of raping a family member and facing 40 years in jail. I was innocent and I refused to plead guilty. After Applebaum tried the case I was found not guilty and I now have my life and freedom back thanks to attorney Applebaum.”
Verdict: “I was accused of stabbing a fellow party goer after a fight erupted and attorney Applebaum was able to prove to the jury that it was another party goer that delivered the almost fate wound. I was acquitted and now I am a member of law enforcement.”
Verdict: “I was accused of dealing drugs and was facing a mandatory 5-10 year prison sentence. After a jury trial attorney Applebaum proved entrapment and I was acquitted of all charges.”
Charge: 3rd Offense DUI
Verdict: “I was being charged with a third offense DUI with a 1 year mandatory prison sentence, attorney Applebaum was able to subpoena the officer's dashboard camera and with the testimony of his toxicologist the jury came back with a verdict of not guilty after only 30 mins of deliberation.”
Charge: Drug Crime
Verdict: “I was charged with being a methamphetamine dealer and thanks to attorney Applebaum , even though I went to jail for a few years attorney Applebaum was able to retain through negotiation over $ 2 million in assets so my family could remain in my family home and my children could go to private school.”
Charge: Aggravated Assault
Verdict: “I was charged with aggravated assault and attempted homicide and I took a bench trial in front of a judge and attorney Applebaum argued that one punch should be considered simple assault and after explaining the circumstances regarding my wife cheating. I received a sentence of 30 days probation.”
Protect Your Rights
At Applebaum & Associates, we have helped many clients oppose the issuance of protection from abuse orders. We have also defended many clients who have been charged with the violation of a restraining order.
Our founding attorney, Michael H. Applebaum, has more than 40 years of legal experience. He has helped many clients who are facing the legal challenges you now face. If retained as your counsel, he will use his knowledge of the law and experience to aggressively defend your rights.
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Contact us today if you need help fighting a restraining order. We maintain offices in Bensalem, Allentown, Doylestown, Quakertown and Philadelphia to provide convenient offices for our clients and local counsel to clients throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Contact our closest office to schedule a free consultation.