Severe Consequences of a PFA
A PFA has harsh consequences. It mainly functions as a no-contact order restricting the abuser from having any contact with the victim. This includes not just physical contact but also phone calls, text messages, and emails. A PFA can remain in effect for up to three years.
Many people make the mistake of accepting a PFA against them without understanding the long-lasting consequences. Violating a PFA can result in criminal charges. Maximum penalties include six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Making matters worse, police may arrest you for violating a PFA even if your accuser is lying. A police officer often makes an arrest decision based solely on the accuser’s credibility without any further investigation.
Spivak Law Firm strongly defends people who have been served with a PFA. We also defend people against criminal charges arising out of a PFA, including PFA violations and domestic violence crimes such as assault, battery, criminal trespass, harassment, and stalking.
Don’t let a PFA ruin your life. To speak with an experienced PFA defense attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Pittsburgh PFA Lawyers Protect Reputations
A PFA can haunt you like a criminal record. It can hurt your reputation, your relationships, and your future.
The Pennsylvania State Police maintains a registry of all PFA orders issued in the state. The PFA is also listed on the civil docket, which can be searched online for free by employers, family members, friends, and others. Details of your case may be seen on the civil docket even after the PFA expires. We aim to avoid a Final PFA for our clients so that we can then erase the PFA record from public view and protect their reputations.
Don’t let a PFA ruin your life. Call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
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Spivak Law Firm represents clients in Pittsburgh and all surrounding counties, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County and Westmoreland County. We accept cases in Armstrong County, Clarion County, Crawford County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Somerset County and Venango County.