Emergency Protection Orders
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What is an Emergency Protection Order?
An EPO is a legally binding order that protects Canadians from family violence and may prohibit an offender from communicating with family members. An Emergency Protection Order prevents you from going in or near any place where your family member frequently visits, gives the police the authority to remove you from your family home, and authorizes the ban of all direct and indirect communication with family members. Failure to comply with an EPO may result in arrest and additional charges. Unfortunately, we cannot help you drop an EPO entirely, but we can negotiate with the Crown to vary some of the conditions, allowing you to see your child or have some limited communication. An EPO generally remains in effect for a year, unless the complainant decides to have it dropped.
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We Can Help You Navigate an EPO
We begin every case the same way, with an in-person consultation so we can get to know you and learn as much about your circumstances as possible. As Alberta Criminal Defence Lawyers, we understand that an EPO may cause emotional distress and disorientation; we want you to know that we are here to protect and defend you and we will do what we can to help your situation. Working together, we can achieve the best possible outcome. Call us today.