A Protection From Abuse order, or PFA, guards a person and/or their children from abusers. It lists things an abuser must do or is restricted from doing in regard to the victim. If you or your children are experiencing abuse, the criminal defense attorneys at Masorti Law Group, PC in State College, PA can help you file a PFA order.
The abuser must follow the PFA order or risk serious legal consequences. Your PFA order can keep your abuser from threatening, abusing or stalking you or your children. It can also force the abuser to leave the home or return a pet, car keys or other personal property.
Our attorneys can help you draft a PFA order that has the best chance of obtaining a judge’s approval. Call us now to find out if a PFA order is the best option for you.
Any employer may look unfavorably upon a domestic violence conviction. However, certain fields are particularly sensitive to the criminal records of their employees.
In Pennsylvania, education statutes require criminal history reporting by all employees of public and private schools. The statutes also list specific crimes that prohibit school employment. Crimes that are not listed can still prevent an employee from getting a fingerprint clearance card. Due to the sensitive nature of domestic violence, educational employers are particularly sensitive to even misdemeanor offenses.
Law enforcement officers are also highly likely to be made unemployable by a domestic violence conviction. This is due to the federal Brady Act, which became effective across the U.S. in 1994. The Brady Act: