Your Legal Guides for HRO, OFP & Title IX Cases
Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. in Minneapolis offers comprehensive legal services for individuals and institutions that are faced with harassment restraining orders (HRO), orders for protection (OFP), and Title IX accusations. We can guide you as someone who needs to file for an HRO or OFP. You can also depend on our law firm if need to defend yourself from an HRO or OFP that you think is unjustified, or a Title IX-related sexual assault accusation. No matter the details of your situation, you can count on us and our decades of collective legal experience to protect your rights and best interests.
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Under Minnesota law, a harassment restraining order (HRO) can be used to protect anyone from the harassment or abuse of anyone else. There is no requirement for there to be a personal connection between the two parties. Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm can help if you think you should get an HRO to stop or restrict the actions, behaviors, or communications of another party.
An HRO might be justified if someone has harmed or harassed you through:
- Sexual assault
- Physical assault
- Threats of violence
- Repeated unwelcome communications
Importantly, our HRO attorneys can also stand up for your rights if someone wants to request an HRO to be used against you, but you know that would be unjustified or overly harsh. We can protect your rights and name with the goal of making sure that criminal charges are not brought against you due to unfair accusations in an HRO case.
Legal Help for OFP Cases
An order for protection (OFP) is similar to an HRO but it focuses specifically on abuse in a domestic context. In other words, there must be a domestic or familial relationship between the petitioner and the person who would be restrained by the OFP. Due to the greater limitations on when an OFP can be used under Minnesota law, these orders tend to be more restrictive than an HRO.
The limitations created by an order for protection can include:
- Force the respondent out of the petitioner’s home.
- Change or create child custody and pet custody orders.
- Order payment of child support or alimony.
- Require the respondent to attend anger management courses or participate in mental health and/or chemical health programming.
- Restrict or remove the respondent’s ability to carry a firearm.
As with HROs, our attorneys can help you with either side of OFP cases. Let us know if you need help filing for an OFP to protect you and your family from future harassment or abuse. On the other hand, we can fiercely defend your rights if someone wants to unjustifiably use an OFP against you and severely restrict your day-to-day life.
Have you been accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct? Depending on who is accusing you or where the alleged sexual crimes occurred, your case could involve Title IX regulations that jeopardize your higher education and future career. The Title IX defense attorneys of Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm in Minneapolis can help you understand your rights, what steps could be soon taken against you, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Organizations and institutions that usually have Title IX obligations include:
- Universities and colleges
- Athletic clubs
- Recreational sports leagues
- For-profit and charter schools
Title IX sexual assault and harassment cases are unique from typical sexual misconduct cases in that Title IX is not a criminal regulation or procedure. Instead, it is based on administrative processes and penalties. For example, you could be penalized by a university’s administrative board during a Title IX hearing even if you are never criminally investigated or charged by local law enforcement. These penalties can include probationary measures, suspension, expulsion for students of these institutions, or in cases involving employees of these institutions, suspension, or termination of employment. Our Title IX defense lawyers are ready to defend you in hearings with the goal of preventing any further action from being taken against you, and effectively stopping pending criminal investigations.
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You don’t have to figure out issues and legal questions about HROs, OFPs, and Title IX investigations and hearings on your own. Rely on the experience and knowledge of Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. in Minneapolis instead. We are here to protect your rights and best interests, whether you need to file for an OFP, defend against an unjustified HRO, defend against a Title IX accusation, and more. Make us your first choice for all the legal counsel and representation you need.
Get a free consultation about your Title IX, HRO, or OFP case. Call (612) 444-5020.
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