Restraining Orders in Solano County
How Restraining Orders Work
A victim will most likely seek a restraining order if he or she has made allegations of domestic violence. This is a formal court order which mandates that the person named in the restraining order cannot come into contact with the named victim for any reason. Specific terms of a restraining order may vary based upon the particular case. A restraining order may mandate that the alleged abuser cannot bring any further harm to the victim, that the abuser cannot come within a certain distance of the victim, that the abuser cannot contact the victim in any way, or other similar terms. A restraining order is meant to provide a victim of domestic violence with the protection he or she needs.
If you have been served a restraining order, you have the right to contest this. After you are served, a hearing will be held in court to determine the validity of the restraining order. It is crucial that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after being served a restraining order. You will have only a limited time to file an answer to the allegations brought against you in the restraining order. A skilled criminal defense attorney can review your case and determine how to defend your rights at your hearing in order to help ensure that the restraining order does not become permanent.
California Restraining Orders and Domestic Violence
In California, a domestic violence victim may seek an Emergency Protective Order (EPO), Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order (TRO or DVTRO) or Criminal Protective Order (CPO). At the Maas Law Offices our Solano County domestic violence lawyers are experienced in representing clients who have been accused of domestic violence and have been served restraining orders. We are familiar in dealing with all types of court orders as they relate to domestic abuse.