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Restraining Order Attorney in Riverside

Restraining Order Petitions

If you have been named in a restraining order petition, consult with a Riverside domestic violence lawyer at once regarding your rights. A competent attorney can explain restraining order laws and discuss how the petition can be challenged. Restraining orders are issued to prohibit a person from contact or communicating with another individual, this includes emails, phone calls and letters, as well as verbal communication. It is a legal remedy that is often used to prevent domestic violence in cases involving spouses, ex-spouses, co-habitants, domestic partners, and people involved in intimate relationships.

Riverside Restraining Order Lawyer

There are various types of restraining orders and protective orders that can be requested depending on the circumstances of the case, including:

  • Civil Harassment Restraining Order - To stop harassment and related problems with co-workers and neighbors.
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order - Used to prevent contact or communication between two parties involved in a domestic violence case.
  • Emergency Protective Order - Issued by law enforcement for 5 days on an emergency basis in domestic abuse cases.
  • Criminal Protective Order - Issued by the District Attorney's Office in domestic violence cases.

After a petition for a Domestic Restraining Order has been filed, a temporary restraining order will usually be issued on an immediate basis. A hearing will be held a few weeks later to determine if the order will be permanent for a period of one to three years.

Law Offices of Paul Grech is highly skilled in domestic violence defense and can provide the competent legal counsel you will need when challenging a restraining order petition. We can skillfully represent you at the restraining order hearing and confidently dispute the petition's validity. We understand the emotional toll such a charge can bring to a family and will work closely with you to overcome your difficulties.

Contact a Riverside Restraining Order Attorney to find out more about restraining orders and how to challenge a petition.

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