A victim of domestic violence may seek out a restraining order or an order of protection in order to get law enforcement’s and the court’s help in avoiding further abuse. This is a court order which restrains the alleged abuser from any further acts of violence, or from contacting or coming within a certain distance of the victim. If a person violates an order of protection, law enforcement’s initial response is usually to make an arrest and ask questions later.
If you have had an order of protection issued against you, or if you have been arrested for violating an order of protection, you will need a defense lawyer on your side that can help protect your rights. Don’t let your future become at risk because you have been labeled an abuser due to an order of protection. You still have rights, and a Los Angeles domestic violence defense attorney can serve to protect those rights.
When an order of protection is in effect, this can have the following effects upon the alleged abuser:
Consult an order of protection defense lawyer if you have been served an order of protection. We offer a free consultation to discuss how a lawyer at our firm may be able to help you. We defend orders of protection for clients accused of or arrested for domestic violence throughout all of Los Angeles.