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Harrisburg and Camp Hill PFA Attorney Gerard Mangieri

Pennsylvania law offers several types of restraining or protection orders to protect people from unwanted contact or conduct by others. A protection from abuse order, also known as a “PFA,” is a civil restraining order that offers individuals who have suffered domestic abuse several types of relief. PFA orders can prohibit family members, significant others, or former intimate partners from having contact with the protected party. These orders enforce the request that the person in question does not enter the protected party’s residence or place of employment. The order requires the person to surrender their firearms to law enforcement as well, and can even temporarily award custody of children. A PFA can remain in effect for a period as short as several days, or as long as 3 years.

Several years ago, Pennsylvania law changed and two new types of civil protection orders. They are known as the Sexual Violence Protection Orders (SVPO’s) and Protection from Intimidation Orders (PFI’s). These orders were created to offer remedies for specific situations not covered by the PFA statute.

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Gerard Mangieri is a top rated PFA attorney in Harrisburg, PA.

Violating a Protection Order is a Serious Crime

While a protection order is a civil order, violating the terms of a protection order is considered a criminal offense and may have severe consequences, including a fine of up to $1,000, and imprisonment for a maximum of 6 months. Despite popular belief, a person who obtains a protection order cannot give permission to the other party to disobey its terms. A protection order is a court order and may only be changed by a judge.

Whether you are seeking a protection order in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, or you have been served with one in Camp Hill, you need an experienced PFA attorney on your side. Attorney Gerard Mangieri has over 12 years of experience dealing with protection orders in several counties in the Harrisburg and Camp Hill areas. As a former public interest lawyer, Attorney Mangieri obtained PFA’s on behalf of clients seeking protection from domestic violence.

 As a former prosecutor, he tried numerous PFA violations, securing justice for victims. In private practice, Attorney Mangieri procures protective orders and defends people who are accused of domestic violence, or sexual assault, or accused of violating a protection order.

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If you are seeking a protection order, or have been served with a protection order in Harrisburg or Camp Hill Pennsylvania, you need an experienced trial lawyer by your side. Contact Mangieri Law today to schedule your free consultation.


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