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Protection from Abuse Act

What is the Protection from Abuse Act?

The Protection from Abuse Act (or PFA) was created to primarily protect women and children from abuse in all intimate relationships. The act mandates that sexual activities must have taken place between the man and the woman involved before an Order of Protection can be issued.

Abuse is defined in the act as:

  • Intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury
  • Putting another in reasonable fear of bodily injury
  • False imprisonment
  • Physically or sexually abusing children considered minors
  • Engaging in continuous acts against a person without proper authority, including following them, that places them in reasonable fear of bodily injury

If you have had an Order of Protection levied against you as a result of the PFA, and feel that you have been wrongly accused and acted upon, contact a York criminal defense attorney who can fight on your behalf with the goal of securing the desired outcome in your case.

Have you been wrongly accused of abuse in York or Lancaster, PA?

Ilkhanoff & Silverstein provides strong, aggressive defense for those accused of or charged with committing criminal acts. This includes individuals who have had Orders of Protection levied against them. If you feel you have been incorrectly accused of abuse, it is important to know that you have rights. You can fight your order in court, and possibly have it removed by a judge.

Our firm can provide you with the legal representation and support needed in your case. With our help, you will have a significantly improved chance of having your name cleared of any wrongdoing.

Contact a York criminal defense attorney if you have had an Order of Protection placed against you in accordance with the Protection from Abuse Act, and feel that you have been wrongly accused of committing abuse.

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