Words Can Hurt You
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” has been recited on playgrounds for more than a century. Unfortunately, it’s not true for adults in the real world. Words – particularly false allegations of elder abuse and violence – can be used to hurt a person’s reputation, limit their freedoms and put them in the crosshairs of criminal prosecutors.
It is bad enough that the accusations have been made; even worse, actions have been taken against you without anyone pausing to question the accuser or consider whether you are truly guilty of abuse or committing violent acts. You can be forgiven for thinking that nobody cares about the truth and what this all means for your rights, your reputation and your future.
At Premier Domestic Violence Law Group, we take all restraining orders seriously. We understand the damage they can do to innocent people, and we realize that good people can often find themselves on the wrong side of them. All it takes is one misunderstanding, one moment of weakness or one person seeking to destroy another with false accusations.
Elder Abuse Restraining Orders
Elder abuse or dependent adult abuse restraining orders can be sought in situations where an alleged victim is over the age of 65 OR between 18 and 64, and suffering from mental or physical disabilities that would keep them from being able to defend themself. Abuse can include:
- Physical abuse
- Financial abuse
- Mental abuse
- Emotional abuse
Being subject to a restraining order can result in you having to move out of your home, bar you from owning a gun and even harm your immigration status. Violating the order can result in criminal penalties such as fines and jail time.
Gun Violence Restraining Orders
Gun violence is a real problem in our society. Unfortunately, people can use the seriousness of the threat of gun violence to take away the rights of innocent gun owners. If you have been served with a gun violence restraining order, it is crucial to act quickly to protect your second amendment rights.
A gun violence restraining order can be issued in situations where the complainant believes that the subject of the order is a danger to themself or others. The order will prohibit the subject from possessing a firearm, ammunition, magazines and other gun-related equipment. Subjects of gun violence restraining orders are also barred from making gun-related purchases. Existing guns, ammunition and magazines can be turned into the police, sold or stored with a licensed gun dealer.
Act Now To Protect Your Rights
The time to act is now if you have been served a restraining order stemming from allegations of elder abuse or gun violence. Beyond the criminal accusations of the underlying cause, the restrictions of the restraining order can do lasting damage to your personal reputation and standing in the community. We will take action to quickly resolve the restraining order and work to protect you from the underlying accusations and charges. Call 619-752-3702 now for a free consultation with a proven restraining order defense lawyer from our firm.