Temporary Protective Order (TPO) Against a Police Officer
Sometimes the law is not on the side of those who vow to protect and serve. Sometimes even police officers need assistance from defense attorneys. I was honored when my client, a police officer, hired me to handle a temporary protective order case on his behalf. His ex-girlfriend said he punched her in the mouth, threw her on the ground, held a gun to her head, and fired multiple shots in front of her. Outrageous claims that, if true, could send him to prison and would end his law enforcement career.
We arrived for trial at the Forsyth County Superior Court. Despite our client’s innocence, we tried to negotiate with opposing counsel, but his client refused our requests. So, we fought. After a full day in court, the judge ruled in our favor and dismissed the TPO. My client was able to get back to work, and can now move on with his life.