Protection From Abuse/Indirect Criminal Contempt
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Protection from Abuse (PFA)
Whether you need to file for a PFA or have had a PFA filed against you, you need competent and professional representation. In Pennsylvania, a person may file for and received a PFA if they are in fear of a family/household member, previous partner, or spouse. PFA matters can have serious complications on your divorce, custody action, and can even be a quasi-criminal proceeding in some cases. It is important to act fast in either filing your PFA or defending yourself from a PFA. Our firm has been representing members of our community and Western Pennsylvania in PFA proceedings for decades and have the experience to ensure you and your family’s best interests are met.
Indirect Criminal Contempt (ICC)
ICC proceedings occur when a person violates the terms of a PFA. ICC proceedings can carry very serious consequences, including but not limited to monetary sanctions, loss of custody, and even jail time. You have the right to be represented and to provide an adequate and legitimate defense for yourself. It is important that you speak with an attorney that not only possesses experience handling domestic matters, but also an attorney that has experience handling criminal matters. Unlike many family law firms, our firm handles both domestic matters and criminal matters. We understand the intricacies of ICCs and are more than capable of providing our client with knowledge on how to deal with their PFA and also avoid potential criminal sanctions.