California Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: What You Need to Know

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Restraining orders are often used to help protect victims from harassment or physical harm. They’re extremely helpful for those who need protection from threats or abuse.

Unfortunately, they are often misused and can cause many problems for you if you’ve been served. If you’ve done nothing wrong and have been served a restraining order, it is crucial for your future to do everything you can to have the order dropped.

Living under a restraining order assumes that you’re guilty of unlawful behavior, and it is public information. Meaning that it will show up on background checks in the future.

Working with an experienced California criminal defense attorney is the best option you have to protect your future following being served an improper restraining order.

Improper Restraining Order Usage

While restraining orders are helpful for those who actually need them, they are too often misused to shame or abuse innocent people. Simply put, restraining orders prevent the accused party from coming within a specific distance of the “victim,” whether that be at home, work, or other places they regularly visit.

They’re commonly wrongly filed by:

  • Individuals who are going through a difficult breakup or divorce
  • Individuals who wish to have their roommates removed from their home
  • Individuals who are fighting ongoing child custody battles

If you’ve been served a restraining order due to any of the above, you need an experienced attorney on your side. You have every right to be upset about being served a restraining order you feel is illegitimate. However, it’s crucial for your future that you refrain from sending any angry text messages or social media direct messages to the individual who filed the restraining order against you. Doing so will only harm your case.

Newman & Allen Can Help Convey the Truth

While it can seem like the world around you is falling apart following being served a restraining order, there are things you can do to protect your future. A restraining order has to have sufficient supporting evidence for it to be sustained.

At Newman & Allen, our team of trusted California criminal defense attorneys knows exactly what to look for to prove your innocence.

If you have been served a restraining order, our team is here to answer your questions and help you move forward. Call us today (909) 328-6101 to learn more about how we can help you over the phone.

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