Restraining Order Defense Lawyer in Oakland
What Qualifies for a Restraining Order in California?
In the state of California, a person who feels they have been abused, stalked,
or harassed, known as a “petitioner,” may file a request with
their local court for an order of protection against their alleged abuser,
commonly known as a restraining order. Orders of protection can be used
to restrict a person’s behavior, such as prohibiting them from contacting
or visiting the petitioner or their family. If a person has filed for
a restraining order against you, you have the right to be notified of
the request, to have a court hearing, and to defend yourself with the
assistance of an attorney.
To maximize your chances of achieving a favorable outcome, it is vital
you do the following:
Obey the temporary order: Restraining orders in California are initially temporary, effective for
a period of a few days to a few weeks after being served. If you have
been served a temporary order, it is crucial you follow all of its terms.
Depending on the specifics, you may be required to refrain from entering
the petitioner’s place of work, entering their school, or even purchasing
a firearm. Violating this order can potentially cause you to face misdemeanor
or felony charges, carrying jail time, expensive fines, and other penalties
Gather evidence: Gather as much physical evidence as you can related to the incident or
incidents the petitioner referred to in their request. This can include
clothing, photographs, videos, letters, phone records, emails, or any
other documents that may be able to show what happened and where you were.
Make a list of witnesses: Include the contact information of everyone you believe has information
about the incident in question. Their testimonies may be invaluable in
proving your innocence.
Hire an attorney: A legal professional from our firm can help you respond to your accusations
and plead your side of the story to the courts at your mandatory hearing.
From dealing with law enforcement to negotiating for a reduction or dismissal
of your charges, we can ensure your rights are protected and minimize
the chances of having the order stay in effect.
It is not uncommon for individuals to seek restraining orders against individuals
for inappropriate reasons, such as to gain leverage in an upcoming divorce
or custody hearing or to get back at a spouse for their infidelity. Whatever
the case may be, our attorneys are prepared to stand by your side during
this difficult time.
The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help.
Request a free case review today to get started.
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Fighting a Restraining Order in California
Has your spouse or dating partner sought a restraining order against you?
If so, it is imperative you retain powerful legal representation as soon
as possible. If granted, a restraining order could restrict your rights
considerably and potentially stop you from being able to see your children
or enter your home freely.
Whether you have been accused of
assault, or harassment, at the Law Offices of Torres & Caraves, our powerful
Oakland restraining order defense attorneys can provide the aggressive
advocacy you need to ensure your rights are protected during this difficult time.
Reasons why you can trust our team of advocates to handle your case include:
Restraining orders can move quickly and blow up into serious legal battles
if you do not take action promptly. At the Law Offices of Torres &
Caraves, our Oakland restraining order defense lawyers understand the
severity of your situation and the laws that influence its outcome.
Contact our office online today to review your defense options in full detail. Request a FREE and
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