Not only are you an excellent attorney, but a good person who truly cared about me and always did your best to help me. I am so grateful for being given a second chance.—TomDave Shrager successfully lobbied for my felony charge to be completely withdrawn. His services were worth every dime. A highly personable, intelligent, and competent attorney, I would recommend Dave Shrager to my closest friends and family without hesitation.—RonDave knows the system better than any lawyer in Pittsburgh due to his family's local and long-standing practice, and it was evident in the positive manner in which the judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers responded to Dave's arguments on my behalf.—JimI cannot say thank you enough to David Shrager for all his help today! If it were not for this guy, I would no longer have a job or drivers license. So thanks again Dave, you're the best!—BillI was in a bad place in my life...I was making bad decisions, which led to my having a really bad night and lots of legal trouble. I'm lucky I had Attorney David Shrager at my side. He helped guide me, with his legal expertise, through a very difficult time in my life.—Tamika
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Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) in Pennsylvania – Your Rights & The Law

BEING PLACED UNDER A PFA IN PENNSYLVANIA

A Protection From Abuse Order (PFA) is like a restraining order. Violations of a PFA can result in criminal charges and up to six months in jail. It is meant to protect a victim from abuse, but the right to file a PFA order is also widely abused. In the end, it can mean that you will be restricted from seeing your children, returning to your home or even retrieving your possessions.

A spouse or significant other can request that you be placed under a PFA in an emergency PFA order and, if the magisterial judge grants the request, you may no longer be allowed in your own house or to have any contact whatsoever (physical, phone calls, texts, emails) with the complainant. You will also probably spend at least one night in jail. If you are arrested your firearms can be confiscated and you will not be reimbursed for them.

Usually within ten business days, a hearing will be scheduled so you can argue your side of the story in family court. It is VERY IMPORTANT to have obtained legal advice by this point and to have an aggressive and experienced attorney who can fight for your rights and freedom by your side. At this hearing a judge can grant a final PFA, which could affect your life for up to three years. At this hearing, your rights to see your children will be determined, as will child support and possession of the home. Your rights to own a firearm may also be taken away.

Unlike a conviction for domestic violence or other criminal offenses, there is no requirement for proof beyond a reasonable doubt. The alleged victim is always going to have the upper-hand. That is why it is so important to have an experienced attorney at your side.

If you are found guilty of domestic violence, you face serious criminal charges, which could come with a permanent scar on your record, not to mention prison time and hefty fines.

Many times PFAs are filed out of spite, anger, jealousy or revenge or even to have the upper hand in custody battles. At Shrager Defense Attorneys, we know that false charges are brought upon innocent people all the time and we also know that really good people make bad mistakes. In the heat of the moment, your freedom and rights can be washed away.

Our compassionate attorneys want to do everything we can to protect your rights and your freedom and help you get back on track with your life.

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DON’T LET A PFA ORDER DESTROY YOUR LIFE.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND FIGHT BACK.

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VIOLATING A PFA IN PENNSYLVANIA

A PFA is a no-contact order. If you violate any part of a PFA order, or are alleged to have violated a PFA order, you can be placed under arrest. This includes emailing, texting, phone calls and any form of physical contact. Even if your email or text does not say anything threatening and only says nice things, you are still in violation of a PFA order. Even if the alleged victim is lying, the police can still arrest you with no further evidence needed.

Violating a PFA order can mean that you are in contempt of court and you can be placed in jail for up to six months and fined between $300 and $1,000. In addition, if you committed any other crimes while violating the PFA order, you will also be charged for those crimes.

If you are arrested your firearms can be confiscated and you will not be reimbursed for them.

At Shrager Defense Attorneys we will do everything possible to help you fight for your rights and regain your freedom. David J. Shrager is a compassionate and experienced attorney who has a thorough understanding of the legal system. Allegations of domestic abuse are difficult to prove and it takes a skilled attorney to organize the facts and find a resolution. Attorney Shrager can help you understand your rights and develop a strategy for defending them.

Call Attorney Shrager today for a free consultation of your case. If you are also facing domestic violence charges, he can help you understand your charges and speak with you about your rights and the penalties you face. Attorney Shrager is available by cell phone 24/7 – you can text or call him anytime at 412-969-2540.

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DON’T LET A PFA ORDER DESTROY YOUR LIFE.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND FIGHT BACK.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.
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Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.