Restraining Order

A restraining order is a powerful tool. If you are being threatened or harassed by someone in your life, a restraining order can be effective in protecting you and your family. On the other hand, if accusations are being leveled at you unfairly, having a restraining order against you can have negative effects on your life. No matter what side of the situation you are on, Oriole Law Group can help! Contact us today and we can help you with your situation.

Summary of California Restraining Orders

There are many situations where a restraining order can be helpful and protect you against feeling threatened and harassed. Some of the most common situations involving a restraining order are the following:

Domestic Violence: If the police are called for a domestic violence incidence, an emergency protective order can be made that will last for five days. After this expires, a temporary domestic violence civil restraining order can be filed to protect you for up to three weeks, until the court sets a hearing. After the hearing, the restraining order can be extended for up to five years.

Workplace Incidents:Relationships with co-workers can turn into harassing ones. If you feel like you’re unsafe or being threatened at work by a co-worker, you can seek a restraining order to protect yourself.

Civil Harassment: Sometime a relationship with someone other than a family member or intimate partner turns harassing. Maybe you’re being harassed by a neighbor. A restraining order is available in these situations as well.

How do you go about getting a restraining order?

There are a series of steps to the process:

  • Your lawyer will file a request for the restraining order and a hearing with the court.
  • You will have to file a declaration where you tell the court what has been going on, and why you need a restraining order.
  • If your request for a hearing is approved, the other person will be notified by your lawyer.
  • The hearing will be held. You will be allowed to testify to tell the court what’s been happening and present any evidence you have. Your lawyer will argue on your behalf and tell the court why you need a restraining order.
  • Regardless of whether you are facing a restraining order or asking for one, the Oriole Law Group handles these type of cases on an almost daily basis. Oriole has experienced attorneys on hand to help you and to protect you, your family, and your rights.