Orange County Domestic Violence/Restraining Order Lawyer
Domestic violence accusations are taken very seriously in California. When law enforcement responds to a domestic violence call, someone almost always gets arrested as a result. There doesn’t even have to be any actual violence involved in the incident. In many cases, the perceived threat of violence is enough to have a restraining order issued.
Both the accuser and the accused have rights that need to be considered in these matters and you should have an attorney on your side who has the experience and knowledge to properly handle your case, whether accuser or accused. At the Huntington Beach based Law Office of Jeffrey D. Stearman, I have been practicing law in Southern California for over 38 years and I have worked with countless clients on both sides of domestic violence issues.
The Right Experience to Protect Your Interests
A restraining order to prevent domestic violence or prevent many other actions can be issued against you without your knowledge and without you having the opportunity to defend yourself. Once a temporary restraining order has been issued, you can be kept out of your house and away from your children; or prevented from the use and control of certain items of property until a hearing on the matter has been held. In some cases, false accusations are made to hurt your standing in a divorce proceeding. I can represent you at your hearing and seek to disprove any false allegations that have been made against you.
If you are the victim of domestic violence, I can assist in protecting your safety and well-being and the safety of your children by petitioning the court for temporary and permanent restraining orders.
I also help clients with the enforcement of restraining orders. If you are having trouble keeping an abusive person away from you and your family, or trouble getting the restrained person to follow the court orders, I can help you to petition the court to have the person held in contempt for violation of the restraining order. The law is very clear in these matters and you have rights with regard to your safety and the safety of your children.
Call for a Free Consultation
Contact my office today to personally discuss your domestic violence questions. You can call 714-871-7778 for a FREE initial phone consultation or send me an email. I am available by phone during regular business hours and regularly check email evenings and weekends.