Most attorneys charge hourly rates, but that incentivizes them to drag things out unnecessarily. Instead, Craig charges a flat rate up front; we do not surprise clients with additional charges down the road.
A protective order is an order from the court. The person requesting the order (and the person who would be protected by the order) is called the "petitioner." The person the order is requested against (and against whom it would be issued) is called the "respondent."
A protective order can order the respondent to:
- Not commit violence against people listed on the order.
- Not contact or communicate in any way with people listed on the order.
- Stay away from the petitioner's home, work, school, or place of worship.
- Comply with restrictions at the respondent's work, school, and place of worship.
- Not possess, have, or buy a firearm or other type of weapon.
If the respondent violates a protective order they can be arrested and charged with a crime.
The order can place restrictions on the respondent if the court finds the respondent committed violence (or threatened violence or attempted violence) against the petitioner.
Attorney Craig Johnson has been prosecuting sex crimes for a long time. His work makes our community much safer. Tonight he’s explaining prosecution processes to the seminar. When cops make a difficult case they hope a prosecutor like Craig gets the assignment.
“One DUI is serious enough, but multiple ones where we see someone who obviously hasn’t got the message and hasn’t got treatment — the motivating factor is here the behavior needs to change…We are going to try to help him do that through the judicial system.” – KSL