Defense Against Restraining Orders
Orange County, CA Defense Attorney
In California, you don't have to be charged with or arrested for domestic
violence to face consequences of a restraining order. Anyone can request
a restraining order if they feel they are under serious risk of attack or
assault, and if it is approved, the consequences on your life and reputation can
be severe. If you face a hearing for a restraining order, it is crucial
to have an Anaheim domestic violence lawyer in your corner to ensure that
your rights are protected.
At The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs, we know the stress and frustration
of facing a
domestic violence restraining order. Our primary attorney, Mr. Gibbs, has more than 30 years
of experience practicing law in the local court systems. Throughout his
career, he has handled over 2,500 cases and secured dismissals in more
than 1,100 of them. He is prepared to not only fight your restraining
order, but to help you face any criminal charges or penalties that may
result from it.
How can a restraining order affect me?
Restraining orders are no small matter; they can impact your life in numerous
ways. According to the California Courts, there are three different types
of orders that can be including within a domestic violence restraining
order. Each of these categories can include multiple different orders.
Those categories are: personal conduct orders, stay-away orders and residence
Personal conduct orders can include orders for the respondent to cease
activities such as stalking, harassment, disruption of the peace, battering
and more. Stay-away orders can force the respondent to stay a certain
distance away from a person or persons. The respondent may be forced to
stay away from the protected person's home, place of work and their
vehicle. Residence exclusion orders can force a person out of their current
place of residence.
Additional consequences of a restraining order can include:
- You lose your right to firearm possession
- You could potentially lose custody of your children
- Your risk of arrest is heightened; any violation or confrontation could
land you in jail
- Your reputation can be destroyed, making it difficult to maintain and build
- The order goes on your public record, which could negatively affect employment
opportunities and resident applications
There is much at stake when it comes to restraining orders, so it is essential
to hire an Anaheim criminal defense lawyer who can fight for your right
to live your life freely. If you have been falsely accused of domestic
violence and issued a restraining order, we are prepared to help you take
action before your reputation and livelihood is ruined.
Steps to Fighting a Restraining Order
While it is relatively easy to obtain a restraining order, it is only official
and permanent after it has been approved by a judge at a hearing. This
means that you do have an opportunity to fight it. Upon receiving a notice
of a restraining order, it is essential that you remain calm. Any reaction
that is temperamental or disrespectful may only serve to further incriminate
Our domestic violence attorney can ensure that you take necessary action
to respond to the order within a timely manner and can help you prepare
for your hearing. It is essential that you comply with the order before
the hearing date and abide by any rules it sets out. This can include
avoiding contact with protected individuals and remaining a certain distance
away from them and defined locations.
This is important not only because violations can result in contempt of
court charges, but also because your ability to adhere to the terms of
a restraining order can prove to a court that you have no ill-intentions.
When attending the hearing, you can show good character through promptness
and politeness. Meanwhile, we can help gather evidence to build a strong
argument against your order.
Contact Our Firm Today for a Free Consultation
If you have received a restraining order on grounds of domestic violence,
your first step should be to contact a criminal defense attorney in Orange
County from The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs. We have the experience
and effectiveness that you need to ensure that your right to freedom and
your reputation are upheld. Attorney Gibbs has made it his mission to
advocate on behalf of accused individuals to ensure that they have a fair
chance to defend themselves.
Call us to take immediate action. We will
review your case for free!