What Exactly Does a Restraining Order Do?
A restraining order, also referred to as a protective order, is designed to hinder a person, referred to as a restrained person, from abusing or harassing another person, who is referred to as a protected party. In the State of California, former partners, spouses, roommates, family members, cohabitants, and coworkers can also be considered protected parties. Restraining orders are serious matters and they require a sense of urgency. If you believe you need a restraining order, there are laws that protect your safety and your rights. Discuss your case with a professional family law attorney who has experience in handling these types of cases. The Inland Empire attorneys at RM Law Group, LLP can offer you the legal support you need.
For many years, the dedicated legal team at RM Law Group, LLP have represented a variety of family law cases, including restraining orders. At RM Law Group, LLP, your safety and well-being is a top priority – schedule a free consultation with the firm today. Consider calling 888-765-2902 to speak to a representative today.
The Different Types of Restraining Orders in California
In the State of California, there are different types of restraining orders: workplace violence orders, dependent- or elder-abuse restraining orders, civil harassment restraining orders, and domestic violence orders. A restraining order can include a personal conduct order, a “move out” order, and/or a “stay away” order. Once a restraining order has been issued, the overseeing judge will order the restrained person to cease from engaging in any activity outlined in the order. A violation of this order can result in the arrest of the restrained individual.
When a court issues a personal conduct order, this usually includes prohibitions against stalking, attacking, or communicating in any form with the protected individual. This could also include all personal types of contact, including social media. A “stay away” order can dictate the distance that should be kept between the parties named in the order. Moreover, these orders can also include limitations on certain places, where the restrained individual will be restrained from going, like the protected person’s home or workplace.
Can a Restraining Order Be Granted Without Physical Abuse?
All forms of restraining orders will require some form of threatening or intimidating behavior that has, in some way, had an effect on the protected person or when there is reasonable cause to assume that the protected person has been affected. For the most part, a domestic violence order can be granted when there is evidence of emotional, physical, and/or psychological abuse.
Contact a Well-Versed Attorney Today
If you or someone you know is in need of a restraining order, it is important to contact a well-versed attorney right away. A knowledgeable attorney will analyze the facts of the case and ensure your rights are protected.
The attorneys at RM Law Group, LLP are highly equipped to handle restraining order cases in California. The dedicated team of attorneys have an excellent understanding of the local courts and they have extensive knowledge of the laws surrounding restraining orders. With local offices in San Bernardino, Ontario, and Rancho Cucamonga, the firm is equipped to handle your case. Consider contacting RM Law Group, LLP today to schedule your complimentary consultation.