Domestic violence is a serious problem in California. Many families have been impacted by instances of physical, emotional, or mental abuse. Some individuals suffer in silence, while some take action to prevent the violence from continuing by obtaining a restraining order, which would result in potential criminal penalties for those who violate the order.
At TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP, based in Los Angeles, we have experience helping individuals obtain and contest restraining orders connected to allegations of family violence. Our skilled lawyers carefully evaluate your case to determine the appropriate measures to take to protect your rights or the future of your family.
There are various types of restraining orders that are available to clients, including temporary or permanent orders of protection. The specific type of order that may be available to you in your case will depend upon the factors of your situation. Conversely, those who find themselves accused of domestic violence and facing the potential loss of their rights need to understand the significant penalties that may result should an order be granted.
Some of the issues that we can assist you with include:
- Reviewing your case to determine the appropriate protection necessary for you and your family
- Helping clients understand the consequences that they are facing when accused of domestic violence
- Working with individuals to help them address matters of concern, such as relocating from a marital home, if the orders are granted
We understand that these are often emotional and highly stressful cases. If you are seeking protection, we take the necessary steps to help you keep your family safe. If you need to defend yourself against these allegations, we present a vigorous defense that helps you preserve all of your options.
In order to obtain a restraining order in Los Angeles, you will need to request one from the California supreme court (free of cost). The first order you receive will be a temporary restraining order (TRO), which will last approximately three weeks until your court date. The court hearing will determine whether you will receive a more permanent restraining order that lasts for about three years. The court should approve the TRO request within the same day or the next.
Once you receive the TRO, a copy of it will need to be served to the defendant (by anyone above the age of 18—except for you). Once the defendant has been served, a Proof of Service will need to be delivered to your local LAPD station in order to be enforced.
Work With A Restraining Order Lawyer in Los Angeles Who Cares About You
If you are in need of a licensed attorney to help you with a legal matter related to the protection and prevention of domestic violence in California, you should seek the advice and counsel of an experienced Los Angeles restraining order attorney. At TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP, our experienced attorneys help people throughout California with their family law concerns.