What is an Order of Protection? A Petition for Order of Protection is a civil (not criminal) case in which the the alleged victim (Petitioner) is suing the alleged perpetrator (Respondent) and claiming he or she needs immediate protection due to domestic abuse, stalking, or sexual assault. There must be a family or domestic relationship between the two, with the exception of a sexual assault allegation. The Petitioner has the burden to prove the allegations occurred. At the time the Petition is filed, if good cause is shown the Petitioner can be granted a temporary order of protection, which immediately goes into effect.
New protections are in effect for domestic violence victims in Tennessee under a newly enacted law.
If you are the victim of a crime, you may be able to apply for a visa, regardless of your current immigration status, and even if you have been ordered deported, or are inadmissible for other reasons. Read more to learn the details.
Escribo este artículo sobre la defensa criminal con el fin de aclarar ciertos conceptos erróneos acerca de agresión doméstica en los tribunales de Tennessee, específicamente la capacidad de una presunta víctima para retirar los cargos. En general, existen dos maneras por las cuales alguien puede ser llevado a un tribunal por un delito relacionado con violencia doméstica:
This criminal defense post is to clarify a common misconception about Domestic Violence in Tennessee courts, specifically the ability of an alleged victim to dismiss the case. There are generally two ways someone can be brought to court for a domestic violence-related offense: