Restraining Orders

Westlake Village Restraining Order Attorney

Establishing Restraining Orders

If you have been a victim of domestic violence or harassment, a restraining order can be the tool you need to protect yourself from harm. Conversely, you may need to defend yourself from restraining orders begin filed against you for fraudulent reasons. Either way, you will need a Westlake Village family law attorney to offer you the legal advice you need.

It is critical that during such a stressful and emotional time, you have reliable legal help. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, I offer my clients the benefit of my more than 35 years of experience to accomplish their goals. In addition, I have spent time as a Judge Pro Tem and a mediator, meaning I understand all the ins and outs of family law. I provide the one-on-one attention clients need at such a time and make myself available after-hours and weekends in order to serve my clients.

What does a restraining order do?

Restraining orders are ordered by the court to protect individuals from mistreatment or harassment in cases of domestic abuse or stalking. Our firm can push for you rights when you require a restraining order for protection.

Restraining orders can prevent a given person from:

  • Contacting or approaching the protected person(s)
  • Coming near the person’s home, work, or school
  • Having a firearm while the order is in effect

In reality, there is more than one type of restraining order depending on your needs. For example, an emergency protective order is for victims of abuse or stalking and is obtained by calling the police. A domestic violence restraining order is to protect individuals from someone they know including extended family.

Fight back against false charges in Westlake Village!

If you have had a restraining order filed against you, you need to read and obey the order carefully as you can be sent to jail or fined for violating the order. You need to go to the court hearing listed on the order to contest it, otherwise the judge can make the order without hearing your side of the story. While you are not required to have an attorney with you at your hearing to respond to your order, it would be to your great advantage to have one. As a Westlake Village domestic violence lawyer, I can protect your rights against false accusations and misrepresentations made against you.

The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff provides critical legal support to clients in Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Ventura, and Calabasas and can offer you the insight you need.

Whether you need protection or you are being falsely accused, reach out to my firm today!

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