Los Angeles Restraining Order Attorney
What is a civil restraining order?
If you are being harassed, stalked or threatened, you may be able to seek
a civil restraining order. A Civil Harassment Restraining Order is a court
order that can help protect you from harassment. You may be able to apply
for a restraining order of this kind if you have concerns about your safety
in conjunction with someone who is stalking or harassing you, has threatened
you or has sexually assaulted you. This court order may impose the following
restrictions on the person named in the order to protect you or a family member:
- The person named may be ordered not to harass or threaten you, not to contact
you in any way, not to go within a certain distance of you and not to
have a firearm.
If you are in immediate danger, it is crucial that you call 911 to seek
help from law enforcement. You can also contact an attorney for assistance
in filing a form to request a temporary restraining order, which will
last until the date of a hearing held to determine whether the order should
be continued or canceled. Having a lawyer by your side at this hearing
may make all the difference, particularly if the person you filed the
order against has legal representation and tries to challenge the validity
of the restraining order. If the court decides to continue the order,
it may remain in place for up to 3 years.
If a person who has been served a restraining order violates this order
in any way, he or she may be arrested and charged with a crime. If someone
is acting in violation of a restraining order that you have filed against
them, make sure you call the police for help.
Help with Restraining Orders in Los Angeles
At Okabe & Haushalter, we are highly experienced in assisting clients
throughout the South Bay area with restraining orders. If you would like
to learn more about this topic and how an attorney at our offices can
help you, please
contact a Los Angeles restraining order lawyer
at our firm for a confidential consultation.