If you believe someone poses a threat to you or your family, you can fill out an affidavit to that effect at your local courthouse. Afterward a temporary restraining order (in effect for 10 days) will be issued and a hearing scheduled to determine if the restraining order should be extended. During this time, the restrained person named is required to avoid all contact with you. When your hearing takes place, you can present evidence that supports the extension of the restraining order. As your attorney, Donald P. Bebereia can help you prepare for your hearing, interview witnesses, and present evidence in support of your case.
If you need more information about restraining orders or would like help in requesting one, contact Irvine, California, restraining order attorney Donald P. Bebereia today.
Once a restraining order is issued, the restrained person must comply with the following:
If a restrained person is reported to be in violation of a restraining order, the police can immediately pick him up and arrest him - even if he is not in proximity to you at the time. If convicted for violating a restraining order, a restrained person faces a fine, a permanent criminal record, and jail. In this regard, while a restraining order may not be foolproof, it does involve law enforcement to make it easier to prosecute the person who poses a threat to you early on in your case.
If you believe your ex-spouse, boyfriend, or someone else poses a threat to you, contact Irvine restraining order attorney Donald P. Bebereia today to schedule an appointment to learn how we can help you. If you are considering divorce we can evaluate your situation and begin the necessary paperwork and filing process.