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Temporary Restraining Order Defense
Temporary restraining orders (TROs) are easy to acquire in California. In fact, if a family member wants to, they can start the application process and get it completed without you being aware of it until you have been served legal papers. These TROs are usually in effect for two to three weeks. However, a temporary restraining order may be upgraded to a permanent restraining order (PRO) valid for up to three years if the courts decide this is necessary. If a restraining order is violated, it is likely you will face up to a year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
Domestic violence restraining orders (DVROs) are the most common, and they are used in situations where one member of a household, usually a spouse, feels physically unsafe being near someone else. While they serve a valuable function in situations of true domestic abuse, they can easily be abused themselves. This has led to a great number of people facing restrictions regarding access to home and children unfairly. If you are in the position of having a TRO that restricts your access and movements, call the firm for help. If you are accused of violating a restraining order, you need legal representation immediately, as you may be incarcerated.
Don’t Violate Your Restraining Order- Call Us To Protect Your Rights
If you have had a temporary restraining order filed against you, do not violate it under any circumstances, or you are at risk of being taken into custody at once. Keep the required physical distance away and refrain from any forbidden types of communication (e.g. email, phone calls, text messages, or others). You need to contact an experienced and thoroughly skilled California criminal defense attorney. It is necessary to prove to the court that the basis under which the TRO was issued was not accurate, and that you are not a danger to any person.