I may have a restraining order against me. I have no idea what to do, and I have never been in trouble with the law before. I do not have any charges against me. Do I need a lawyer?
Question: I may have a restraining order against me. I have no idea what to do, and I have never been in trouble with the law before. I do not have any charges against me. Do I need a lawyer?
Answer: There are several different types of restraining orders, the most common are Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Civil Harassment Restraining Orders. A civil restraining order is a civil action. If someone filed for a restraining order against you, then you should receive notification, and given a chance to “answer” the complaint. If a temporary restraining order is granted against you, you can contest a permanent restraining order from being granted against you at the Court hearing.
If there is a restraining order filed, I would recommend that you get an attorney to file the answer on your behalf, and handle the hearing to determine whether or not a permanent restraining order is granted. You don’t want a restraining order against you for many reasons if it can be avoided.
There is more information about it here: Restraining Orders
If you are served with a restraining order, call me at (818) 336-1384 to discuss further.