Situations may arise where a person feels threatened and needs to get immediate court protection through a temporary restraining order (TRO). These situations are often scary, confusing and emotional. It is imperative to speak with an experienced restraining order attorney to ensure there is a justified reason to request protection because false accusations can be harmful in the long run.
The Los Angeles restraining order attorneys of MacLean Chung Law Firm understand the threat you are under and take your situation seriously. Threats of violence from those you are related to (domestic violence restraining order) or others (civil harassment restraining orders) are taken very seriously in the court system and should be treated seriously by all parties. You must contact an attorney for legal advice and representation as soon as you have a question about a threat of violence.
At MacLean Chung Law Firm we help our clients by both obtaining restraining orders and defending them. There are many different aspects of a restraining order.
A domestic violence restraining order can be requested when the parties are related — husband, wife, parents — or have a close relationship — boyfriend, girlfriend. These types of restraining orders are serious and often pose a great threat of violence. If you are in need of this type of restraining order or have been accused of domestic violence you must contact a restraining order lawyer immediately.
Restraining orders are processed in the court system and will show up on your record. It is possible that a domestic violence restraining order will affect your future custody rights. They should be taken seriously, and a restraining order attorney must be contacted for legal advice. For more information, see our page on Domestic Violence Restraining Orders.
You can request a civil harassment restraining order when there is no close relationship between the parties, such as a neighbor or friend. Civil harassment restraining orders are a little more difficult to obtain than a domestic violence restraining order, but the restraining order attorneys at MacLean Chung Law Firm will let you know if you have the facts necessary to successfully obtain one.
You can request a temporary restraining order immediately and it will typically last 21 days. It is important to note that both parties need to respect and obey the TRO while it is in effect. Verbal agreements or modifications to the temporary restraining order are not viewed as official changes to the terms of the TRO. Failure to follow the temporary restraining order can lead to jail.
At the conclusion of the TRO, a hearing is set where a judge determines if a longer term restraining order is needed. A long term restraining order can last up to three years for civil harassment, and up to five years for domestic violence. After that period has lapsed, a judge can reissue the restraining order for another term if there still exists reasons to keep the restraining order in place.
Contact the Los Angeles restraining order attorneys of MacLean Chung Law Firm with questions about restraining orders immediately. We are available to meet our clients at any time day or night. Our main office is in Burbank. For your convenience, we can meet by appointment at our branch offices in Torrance, Valencia and Pasadena, California. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Call the Los Angeles restraining order attorneys of MacLean Chung Law Firm to set up a free consultation at (818) 305-6200.