Restraining Orders

Restraining Order Lawyer In San Diego

A restraining order, also called a protective order in California, is a legal tool designed to protect someone (the “protected person”) from being abused, harassed, stalked or threatened. The person subject to the order is referred to as the “restrained person,” and must closely adhere to the terms of the order. It is important that restrained persons fully understand the implications that come with restraining orders.

A restraining order can be filed and enforced even if no criminal charges are brought against you. In addition to being restricted in going to certain places or doing certain things, the order could mean you need to leave your home and may be restricted from seeing your children. You cannot own a gun and, if you are trying to get a visa or green card, the restraining order could impact your immigration status. A restrained person who breaks a restraining order may face jail time and/or monetary penalties.

S&B Legal is a criminal defense firm, and our legal professionals have significant experience representing people served with restraining orders in California. If you have been notified that someone obtained a restraining order against you, schedule a free case evaluation with a restraining order lawyer in San Diego today.

Types of Orders Your Restraining Order Lawyer Can Fight

S&B Legal helps clients fight a wide range of restraining orders in San Diego:

  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order. California courts issue domestic violence restraining orders when alleged victims claim they were abused by current or former spouses, fiancés, partners, cohabitants, co-parents, significant others or close relatives.
  • Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Order. To obtain this type of order, an alleged victim must be at least 65 years old, or must be between 18 to 64 years old with certain mental or physical disabilities. These orders allege that the restrained person abused the protected person physically or financially, neglected or abandoned him or her, suffered harmful treatment, or deprived the individual of basic things or services.
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Order. Our restraint order lawyers also help people facing civil harassment restraining orders. These types of orders may be brought by neighbors, co-workers, (non-romantic) roommates or more distant family members.
  • Workplace Violence Restraining Order. Sometimes, employers will bring restraining orders against current or former employees to protect other workers from violence, stalking or serious harassment.
  • Gun Violence Restraining Order. This is a special category of civil harassment restraining orders that prohibits restrained persons from having custody or control of firearms or ammunition, or from attempting to purchase or receive firearms or ammunition.

Why Defendants Choose S&B Legal in San Diego

At S&B Legal, our knowledgeable attorneys are committed to helping people defend against potential restraining orders and criminal charges. We approach each client engagement with skill and compassion, and seek to help our clients obtain the best possible outcomes in their cases.

Our legal professionals have an in-depth, working knowledge of California’s criminal laws and the criminal justice system. During your free case evaluation, we will ask you questions to get a better picture of the circumstances, and we will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions.

When you work with us, you can be confident your full or temporary restraining order lawyer will advocate diligently on your behalf, fighting for your rights.

Tailored Defense Strategies to Fight Restraining Orders

Restraining orders are serious, remaining active for years sometimes. An order can show on your credit report, impacting other areas of your life, such as employment and housing. The burden of proof on the person trying to obtain the order is low. Essentially, the person seeking the order must convince the judge that their allegations are more true than false. Because of this, it is important to hire a skilled restraining order lawyer in San Diego to fight the requested order.

Of course, no San Diego criminal defense attorney can guarantee success when fighting restraining orders. Sometimes, even the best restraining order lawyer will be unable to overcome an order. However, you should expect your order of protection defense attorney to create a customized defense strategy, based on your specific circumstances.

If you have been notified that someone is seeking a restraining order against you, contact S&B Legal today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced defense attorney in San Diego.

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