What are the additional steps if I request firearms to be taken away
If the court entered an Order to Surrender and Prohibit Weapons at the full hearing then the respondent will likely be ordered to appear for a compliance review hearing. You do not need to appear at the compliance review hearing but have the right to do so, especially if you have specific concerns about the…Read More
In what situations can I request the court to take away firearms from the respondent
If you have any of the following types of relationships: spouse/former spouse, current or former cohabitant as an intimate partner, have a child in common with the respondent or are a current or former dating partner of the respondent (just added this – need confirmation from DPAs) and the court finds a credible threat of domestic violence…Read More
How are the firearms taken away from the respondent?
If the court has ordered the respondent to surrender firearms based on an Order to Surrender and Prohibit Weapons (Issued without Notice), the police may or may not confiscate the firearms upon service of the temporary order. It is critically important for you to be aware that this may be the first time that the respondent learns…Read More