Hunters and those relying on guns for self-protection, take note! The old law provided, the Defendant served with a PFA need not turn over his gun unless the alleged victim of the PFA had referenced a gun in the PFA petition. The law has changed, effective April 10, 2019. Now, anyone subject to a final… Continue reading New Law Governing PFAs and Firearms
Free Consultation 412.780.0008 Many lawyers, including ourselves, post information online about how to defend a PFA and the importance of hiring counsel. We offer a free consultation in this regard. But in the interim, many people just want to know the answer to one question: I have been served with a temporary PFA, and a… Continue reading PFAs: How Many Go to Court?
Free Consultation: 412.780.0008 If a temporary PFA becomes “permanent,” it can have a significant impact on the Defendant’s life: it creates a public record that he (or she) is an “abuser” or “stalker,” which can jeopardize (1) job opportunities (if the PFA comes up in a background check), (2) custody rights; and even (3) one’s… Continue reading Why Do Judges Grant Questionable PFAs?
Free Consultation: 412.780.0008 Nothing says “I love you” like a restraining order, according to the song by post-hardcore band Our Last Night. All kidding aside, a restraining order – a/k/a Protection From Abuse Act Order (“PFA”) – is serious business. No level of abuse should be tolerated. Any amount of abuse is too much. For this reason, the… Continue reading Protection From Abuse Act Defense
It looks like things are getting worse for Charlie Sheen. It appears that he has a court date coming up in February, but according to reports, Hanes has already dropped him from its advertising. It may be some time before the courts take a serious look at whether there is any truth to the recent allegations about Charlie Sheen. … Continue reading Charlie Sheen’s Legal Woes, Fact and Fiction.