Restraining Orders in Los Angeles
Restraining orders, or protective orders, are meant as a tool to keep victims of abuse safe from their abusers. However, restraining orders can be a way for one person to embarrass, humiliate, or punish another. If you are served with a protective order in Los Angeles, call Arro Law for help today.
Arro Law is a top-tier Los Angeles defense firm that provides quality representation to those facing protective order hearings and related charges throughout the Los Angeles area. Our restraining order attorneys fight cases just like yours every day and can offer you:
- A confidential case review;
- Sound, honest legal advice; and
- Tailored legal solutions to fit your circumstances.
Contact Arro Law anytime, day or night, to schedule your consultation. We want to guide you through the restraining order process and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
An Experienced Los Angeles Restraining Order Lawyer Can Help
You deserve the opportunity to tell your side of the story, have a wrongfully filed restraining order dismissed, and prevent final orders from issuing against you. Arro Law can help you do that in the following ways:
- Gathering evidence relating to the incident;
- Assembling documents relating to the case;
- Interviewing witnesses to any incidents;
- Reviewing phone records, computer records, and GPS records; and
- Preparing you for and defending you in any permanent restraining order hearing.
Call Arro Law now to discuss items to bring to your first meeting with our restraining order attorney. In the meantime, follow any temporary restraining orders regardless of their validity.
What Is a Restraining Order?
In California, a restraining order, also known as a protective order, is a court order designed to protect one person against harassment, physical abuse, stalking, or threats of violence from another. A restraining order may contain personal conduct, stay-away, or residence exclusion orders.
- Personal conduct orders are orders restraining a person from committing acts such as harassing, threatening, and assaulting the protected person;
- Stay-away orders keep the restrained party a certain distance from the protected person; and
- Residence exclusion orders make the restrained party move from the protected person’s home
Types of California Restraining Orders
There are four types of protective orders in California:
- Domestic violence;
- Elder or dependent adult abuse;
- Civil harassment; and
- Workplace violence.
There are three lengths of restraining orders: emergency restraining orders, temporary restraining orders, and final restraining orders. An emergency restraining order may last only a few days. However, a temporary restraining order may last up to a few months, and a final restraining order can last a maximum of five years from the date of issuance.
Violation of a Restraining Order
Violation of a protective order is a crime punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year and a maximum fine of $1,000. If the offense is a second violation involving an act of violence, an offender may serve up to three years in state prison and pay up to a $10,000 fine.
Contact a Restraining Order Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you are served with a restraining order, read it carefully and follow any orders. Next, immediately contact an experienced restraining order attorney at Arro Law and schedule an appointment for a confidential consultation. A permanency hearing is most likely scheduled already, and your attorney will need time to prepare your case.
There are defenses to restraining order accusations. Call Arro Law to discuss appropriate defenses and potential consequences to your restraining order hearing today.