A person who feels they need protection against legitimate threats, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment, or assault, can seek to obtain a restraining order. However, restraining orders can be contested if the person against which the order is being filed believes that the protection order is unnecessary. If you’re seeking to file a restraining order in Los Angeles, California, or fighting a protection order filed against you unjustly, you need the help of experienced legal counsel.
I am Alec Rose, a criminal defense attorney with over 25 years of experience in providing legal representation for clients in criminal cases and restraining order matters. I can listen to your story, review your unique situation, and provide you with effective legal guidance and advocacy.
The Alec Rose Law Office proudly represents clients in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Orange, San Diego, Santa Ana, and other surrounding areas of Los Angeles, California.
Also known as a protective order, a restraining order is issued by a court to protect an individual, business, or the general public from legitimate threats. Such threats may be situations involving alleged assault, domestic violence, harassment, battery, abuse, stalking, or sexual assault.
Restraining orders were created with the best of intentions. That is, to protect individuals from legitimate threats. However, people are often too quick to file a restraining order when they aren’t actually necessary. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the serious impact that a restraining order can have on the accused person’s life.
Hence, before filing a restraining order, it is important that you are sure that the protection order is necessary to protect you against legitimate threats or potential harm.
Each year, between two and three million temporary restraining orders go into effect in the United States. A restraining order may have severe consequences on the accused’s personal and professional future. For example, a restraining order can:
Appear on one’s criminal record
Appear on public record
Cause denial of employment opportunities
Prevent gun ownership
Prevent military enlistment
Limit access to places and events
Cause temporary loss of a home
Suspend all visitations to minor children
Necessitate vacating current residence or city
Cause housing denials
The best solution is to avoid having a restraining order filed against you, if at all possible. Nonetheless, if someone else is threatening to file a restraining order against you, the next steps are crucial. You need to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights.
In a situation involving alleged domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse, harassment, battery, assault, or stalking, a restraining order may be needed to protect the party involved. Where filing or contesting a restraining order is necessary, working with a lawyer having extensive knowledge in the field is crucial. You can get the legal guidance you need by calling me at the Alec Rose Law Office.
As a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney, with more than 25 years of experience, I have worked with clients on both sides of restraining order cases. Whether you’re looking to file a restraining order against a legitimate threat or you feel a restraining order has been filed against you unjustly, I am here to help.
Hiring an experienced Los Angeles restraining order attorney could be the difference between clearing your name and having a restraining order on your criminal record. Call me today to schedule a free consultation. I can provide you with the comprehensive legal counsel and advocacy that you need to clear your name or file a restraining order. I am proud to serve clients in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Orange, San Diego, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino County, California.