Don’t Let a PFA Ruin Your Life
A PFA restraining order can take away:
- Your Home
You may be evicted if you live with the person who filed a PFA against you.
- Your Kids
You may lose custody and visitation rights for your children due to a PFA.
- Your Job
A PFA can ruin job prospects for teachers, police officers, day care workers, and others subject to background checks.
- Your Rights
A PFA can strip away your Constitutional right to own guns.
- Your Freedom
You may be jailed for six months for violating any provision of a PFA – even if your accuser is lying!
Don’t make the mistake of blindly accepting a PFA. The consequences of a PFA are harsh and long-lasting, as a PFA can remain in effect for up to three years. If you have been served with a PFA, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Pennsylvania’s Definition of “Abuse”
Can a judge grant a PFA against you even if you never laid a finger on your accuser?
In the context of a PFA, Pennsylvania law defines “abuse” very broadly. It covers bodily injury and attempted bodily injury, false imprisonment, stalking, and harassment. It also includes mere verbal threats of violence. The test is whether the threat placed the victim “in reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury.”
If you have been served with a PFA, we will strongly defend you. Call Spivak Law Firm today at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today
To schedule an appointment, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.
Spivak Law Firm routinely accepts cases in Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County, and Westmoreland County.