A restraining order may be sought out by a victim in the case of a domestic violence situation. This is a formal court order, signed by a judge, which may prohibit the alleged abuser from coming within a certain distance of the victim, of contacting the victim or coming within the victim’s place of employment, school, etc.
If a restraining order has been filed against you due to domestic violence, child abuse or spousal abuse allegations, it is helpful to consult a defense lawyer as soon as possible. When served a restraining order, you will have the opportunity to respond to the victim’s allegations and will also be able to present your side of the story at a hearing.
Types Of Restraining Orders
A Los Angeles restraining order lawyer at our firm can help you if you are facing any type of restraining order. There are three types of restraining orders which may be filed in regards to domestic violence, and these are as follows:
Emergency Protective Order – issued by law enforcement and valid for 5 days.
Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order – a temporary restraining order lasting for 3 weeks, which can be extended to last for 1 to 3 years.
Criminal Protective Order – also called a “No Contact” order, obtained through the district attorney’s office during a criminal case involving domestic violence.
Los Angeles Restraining Order Defense Attorney
Having a Los Angeles restraining order defense attorney to help you file the necessary paperwork you need, and to represent you at your hearing will help ensure that you get the best result possible. For instance, what if the other party has a lawyer of their own? If you did not hire a lawyer and were planning on representing yourself, you will most certainly be at a disadvantage and may face a restraining order which will be active for a very long time.
At Okabe & Haushalter, we offer a superior level of representation for clients who have had a restraining order filed against them. While these are no doubt beneficial for actual victims of domestic abuse or violence, sometimes they are sought out for malicious purposes, based on false or exaggerated claims. At our firm, an attorney can help you avoid the repercussions of a frivolous restraining order by offering you effective representation.
The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter are ready to fight to tooth and nail for you. You have most likely heard of our firm from our television appearances, newspaper articles and other media from the national and international covered cases we have handled.