Restraining Order Attorney in Santa Barbara
About Restraining Orders
Restraining orders are court orders that prevent a person from coming in contact with another individual. They can also stop someone from visiting a particular place such as home or workplace. It also prohibits sending communication to the person who requested the order through another individual. Restraining orders are issued to protect people who feel threatened, harassed or endangered by another person.
The most common type of restraining order is a domestic violence restraining order. If the alleged abuse does not qualify as a domestic violence matter, then a civil restraining order can be issued. Civil restraining orders are typically used for neighbors, roommates and co-workers.
If a restraining order petition has been filed against you, immediately contact a Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer. You will need capable legal counsel to defend your rights at the restraining order hearing.
Santa Barbara Restraining Order Lawyer
When a restraining order petition is filed, the court will usually issue a temporary restraining order. A hearing will then be held to determine if the order will be kept in place for several years. Domestic violence restraining order petitions can be filed by:
- Former spouses
- Parents of a child together (but never married to each other)
- Co-habitants (example -- boyfriend/girlfriend living together)
- Former co-habitants
- Present or former "dating relationship"
Violating a restraining order can result in jail time or fines up to $1,000. My name is Adam L. Pearlman and I am an experienced criminal defense attorney that can provide competent legal representation at your restraining order hearing. You will need a skilled lawyer knowledgeable in abuse cases to advocate on your behalf and help prevent the order from being issued.
Contact a Santa Barbara Restraining Order Lawyer
from the Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman if a restraining order petition has been filed against you.