Domestic Violence Restraining Order
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What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?
A domestic violence restraining order is a court order by a judge that serves the purpose of physically and verbally protecting a person who is being abused with domestic violence. Domestic Violence Restraining Orders usually end up becoming permanent restraining orders, which are extended versions of a temporary restraining orders (TRO). They lasts a number of years and can be renewed or extended if the threatening behavior from the abuser has not stopped.
How Does a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Protect a Victim?
A domestic violence restraining order protects a victim by requiring the abuser to REMAIN AT LEAST 100 YARDS AWAY FROM THE VICTIM AT ALL TIMES. It is also against the terms of a restraining order for the abuser to contact the victim in any way, shape or form.
Under some circumstances, a person who has a domestic violence restraining order filed against them can be prohibited from purchasing a firearm.
Although filing a domestic violence restraining order this does not guarantee the future actions of the abuser, it allows for legal documentation to occur. As a result of legal documentation and court ordered terms, a victim can feel and be much safer.
What Will Happen If Someone Breaks the Terms of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order
Breaking the terms of a domestic violence restraining order is illegal. By law, any person or party found breaking the terms of a restraining order is subject to arrest.
More Information About Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
- Usually filed after a temporary restraining order (TRO) and the court-ordered hearing “Order to Show Cause, where both parties are given the opportunity to share their side of the story in court.
- Will stay in effect for multiple years and may be renewed or extended.
- If someone violates the terms of a domestic violence restraining order, it is up to the victim to notify police.
Specific criteria must be met in order for a restraining order to be issued by a judge. One requirement is having the likelihood of irreparable harm without an adequate legal remedy.
Our restraining order attorney in Los Angeles can provide you with any type of services regarding restraining orders that you may require. Contact us for restraining order filing services in Los Angeles, CA and make the process of filing a restraining order as easy as possible!