Receiving a restraining order can come as a surprise. You may have thought you simply got into an argument with your partner, and the issue had resolved itself. Your partner may have viewed it differently. There are times the real perpetrator knew you were considering getting a restraining order on THEM and they beat you to the court. Regardless of whether you agree with their interpretation of the situation, it’s important to take a restraining order seriously. When you receive a restraining order, be proactive and get a proven team on your side. Contact Premier Law Group at (619) 736-3375.
How you respond to this order can have a pivotal impact on your future. Be sure to follow all of the steps outlined below:
Not all restraining orders are the same. They may require you to take (or avoid taking) different actions – and for different periods of time. The order may require you to stay away from the petitioner and any children in the family. It may include other requirements, as well. Thoroughly read the order and make sure you understand everything it requires of you – and follow these orders to a T.
Is there a Move out order?
It is common to receive an initial, temporary restraining order that goes into effect immediately and lasts until the designated court date. In such cases, immediately pack enough personal belongings to cover you until your court date, and move to a different residence.
Do you have to get rid of your gun?
While under a restraining order, you are not allowed to own any firearms or ammunition. You must either turn these items over to law enforcement, or else store them with/sell them to a licensed gun dealer. You must provide proof of having done this.
You and your lawyer need to eventually show up to court
If you do not agree with the restraining order, it is important to show up for your court hearing. At the hearing, a judge will decide whether to implement a longer-term restraining order – which could last up to five years – as well as the terms of this order. If you fail to appear in court, you will have no opportunity to present your side of the story.
Contact a lawyer
Getting a restraining order could mean that you’ll be facing criminal charges. In addition, intentionally or accidentally violating the order could to jail time and fines. It’s important to get in touch with an attorney experienced in restraining order matters to help ensure that you respond appropriately to protect your future.When you receive a restraining order, be proactive and get a proven team on your side. Contact Premier Law Group at (619) 736-3375.
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Types Of Restraining Orders
- Domestic violence restraining orders: Seek to protect an individual from abuse by a spouse, partner, parent, family member, etc.
- Civil harassment restraining orders: Seek to protect an individual from harassment or abuse by someone outside of their family or household
- Elder abuse restraining orders: Seek to protect the elderly and/or disabled from abuse by caretakers, loved ones and others
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We look forward to hearing your perspective and taking action to protect what matters most. When you receive a restraining order, be proactive and get a proven team on your side. Contact Premier Law Group at (619) 736-3375.