Restraining Order Defense Law

Restraining orders (aka “injunctions”) are intended to protect victims of violence, neglect or abuse. In some cases, however, they are misused or unjustified.

Temporary Restraining Orders And Injunction Hearings

Wisconsin courts take restraining orders seriously, with good reason. When concerns about violence or abuse are brought up, temporary restraining orders (TROs) are put in place to provide an immediate legal barrier between the accused (respondent) and the alleged victim (petitioner).

Once the TRO is issued, an injunction hearing will be scheduled within 14 days. This hearing is where the court may or may not order a final order of protection on the basis of abuse against children, harassment, domestic violence or other individual at risk.

Simply having a TRO filed against one can feel like being given a guilty verdict without ever having a trial. If the Temporary Restraining Order is misused or unjustified, the respondent could end up with the stigma of an unwarranted serious criminal record.

An Equal Voice

Attorney Pat Rupich gives his clients an equal voice in criminal proceedings. If you have had a restraining order filed against you (either temporarily or otherwise), contact Attorney Rupich as soon as possible to discuss your rights and options. These orders may not only restrict your communication with one individual, but they may also have collateral consequences on your rights.

Call Rupich Law Offices today (414) 302-7042 for your no-charge consultation. Please contact Attorney Rupich if you have any other questions or concerns.

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About Rupich Law

Attorney Pat Rupich focuses his law practice in the areas of criminal defense, juvenile defense, restraining order defense, and debt options.  He serves southeastern Wisconsin and the Fox Valley, including Milwaukee County, Outagamie County, Winnebago County, and Fond du Lac County


  • Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Defense
  • Restraining Orders
  • Bankruptcy

Milwaukee WI

Rupich Law Offices
The Clock Tower Building
2266 N. Prospect Ave, Ste 606B
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 302-7042
Fax (414) 455-0830


Madison office
6601 Grand Teton Plaza, Ste 7
Madison, WI 53719

(608) 622-1816

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