Restraining Order Lawyers in San Diego
Restraining Order Defense in San Diego, Riverside & Orange Counties
A restraining order is a court order that prohibits a person from contacting another person. It is also known as a “restraining order” or “no-contact order”. A restraining order is a type of civil action that is filed in a California court. Once a restraining order is issued, a law enforcement officer must be notified and must serve the restrained person with the order. The restrained person is usually a family member or an ex-spouse or significant other. The person who has obtained the restraining order is usually a victim of domestic violence.
What Is a Restraining Order Violation?
A restraining order violation occurs when a person violates the restraining order. A restraining order violation can result in criminal charges. A restraining order violation is a type of misdemeanor. A restraining order violation is a criminal charge that is punishable by up to 6 months in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000. If a restraining order violation results in an assault, it can be charged as a felony instead.
How Does Someone Violate a Restraining Order?
There are many ways that a restraining order can be violated. One of the most common ways is through contact. A restraining order prohibits the restrained person from contacting the protected person.
Other ways that a restraining order can be violated include:
- Going to the protected person's home or workplace
- Following the protected person
- Photographing or video recording the protected person
- Stalking the protected person
- Harassing the protected person
What Are the Penalties for Violating a Restraining Order?
The penalties for violating a restraining order depend on the specific circumstances of the case. A restraining order violation can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. The penalties for a restraining order violation will depend on the specific circumstances of the case.
The penalties for a restraining order violation can include:
- Up to 1 year in county jail
- A fine of up to $2,000