Long Beach Restraining Order Attorney
Restraining order legal problem in Long Beach?
If your partner makes allegations of violent behavior, this is enough for
the court to issue a restraining order. A restraining order is a temporary
or sometimes permanent court-ordered document that restricts contact with
the alleged victim. Whether the allegations are true or false, if a restraining
order is placed on you, you must obey these restrictions.
At the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau, our restraining order lawyer
has decades of experience defending people who are caught in the criminal
justice system. We have worked together for more than 20 years and take a
team approach to our cases, with one attorney assuming the lead as we collaborate to
identify the most effective defense strategy. Our lawyers have also been
selected for inclusion in the
California Super Lawyers® list by LA Magazine.
If a restraining order has been placed on you as a result of a false accusation,
schedule a case review, to start building your defense today!
Why was a restraining order placed against you?
Understanding the situation that led to the court order can help you determine
an effective course of action. Although you may know the turn of events
that led up to your current circumstances, you may not understand the
law that is involved. Typically,
individuals obtain a domestic violence restraining orders in response to
abuse by a person that they have a close relationship with, whether that person is a parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, partner, etc.
In domestic violence cases in California, "abuse" is not limited
to physical abuse. Abuse in California is extended to sexual abuse, verbal abuse, and emotional
abuse. The law interprets these types of abuse in a very specific way.
Understanding how and why you were put under a restraining order is the
first step to protecting your rights and best interests against the consequences.
The next step is reviewing your situation with a lawyer who has a working
knowledge of California domestic violence law and years of experience
in criminal defense.
Penalties for Violating Restraining Orders
Under California state law, restraining orders may be used to restrict
the actions of individuals who are accused of displaying aggressive or
abusive behavior toward a partner. These orders can last up to three years,
with some situations allowing for a permanent order of protection. If
a spouse gets a restraining order, the alleged abuser could be prohibited
from returning home, visiting with children, or contacting the alleged
victim by any means. Individuals who violate these orders can face a number
Restraining order violation penalties include:
- Up to one year of jail time and a fine of up to $1,000
- For cases involving physical harm to a spouse, the offender may face 30
days to 1 year of jail time and a $2,000 fine.
- For repeat offenders, the penalties increase to 6 months to one year of
jail time and a $2,000 fine. Second and third-time violators will face
felony charges and state prison.
Don't let false domestic violence charges affect your future. Schedule a
free case evaluation to protect your future.
Handling Restraining Orders the Right Way
No matter how unreasonable or demanding a restraining order may be, it
is important to remember that violating the order will do nothing but
make your situation worse. The best way to resolve an issue concerning
your restraining order is to take legal action. A skilled Long Beach criminal
defense attorney is able to handle restraining orders and all kinds of
issues relating to domestic violence cases. When the domestic violence
restraining order forces you into a situation that prevents you from engaging
in all of your work, family, and other responsibilities, you may be able
to petition for a modification of the court order.
With approval from a judge, a domestic violence restraining order can be
adjusted to protect the rights and best interests of both parties involved.
If you have a restraining order that was issued based upon false accusations
or you are accused of violating an existing order, turn to our seasoned
criminal defense attorneys right away. We have a reputation for getting excellent outcomes
for our clients and we work tirelessly for those we represent.
Criminal charges have devastating effects on your freedoms. Request a
free case evaluation with our Long Beach criminal defense attorney now!