Most people don’t understand the complicacies of a restraint order, unless they are served one. A restraint order is much like an “asset freezing order” in a civil case and can be intrusive in some cases. In such cases, the accused is often at the wit’s end, because the police and other agencies often get a restraint order long before there’s enough evidence. Don’t be surprised if you find that the restraint order has been used in ways rather than being a tool for ‘protecting’ your assets. Quite obviously, you need an expert service that can handle the legal matters on your behalf.
What to expect?
Restraint Order lawyers do a lot of things for their clients, but most importantly, they can apply successfully for the discharge of the order. They also negotiate the release of assets and properties held by a trust fund. They are capable of persuading the CPS in different matters, by proving matters on behalf of the defendant. Many restraint order lawyers also pledge undertaking for their clients for a given sum that’s equal to the assets preserved under the order, so that the client can get access to his properties. Lawyers also manage and handle a lot of other critical and complicated matters in such cases as and when required.
Upon request of the client and based on the necessities of the case, restraint lawyer orders can –
- Respond to court orders for clients demanding details of assets and finances.
- Talk to other parties involved in the restraint order to offer advice on the case matter.
- Discuss and negotiate the order with the concerned investigating body, so as to get some benefit for their client, without a court hearing.
- Apply for the discharge a Restraint Order
How to find the right restraint order lawyer?
First things first, check if you can get references. This will come handy in sorting options, before you make a shortlist of two to three firms. An alternate idea is to look online, where you can find many firms that have been reviewed by other people. Below are some of the other things that matter –
- When you hire a restraint order lawyer, the first thing you should check is their experience. A good and capable lawyer can get orders curtailed in no time, and therefore, it’s important to understand his track record. Take an appointment to know more about his background, training and education.
- Next, check with the concerned lawyer if he is available to take the case. In many situations, lawyers have other junior members, who take up some of the cases on their behalf. That’s not something you would expect from a top-rated lawyer.
- Check for legal fee. Since matters related to restraint orders are complicated, lawyers often charge high for their services. Call up a few firms to know if they charge for the initial consultation, and on your first meeting, ask them about the possible expenses related to the case.
Make a shortlist of a few firms and seek an appointment right away!