A Restraining Order Lawyer Can Help You and Your Loved Ones Seek Legal Protection

Photo of a paper for a restraining order with a penIf you are suffering from physical or sexual abuse, threats, stalking, or harassment, it is imperative that you do something about these dangerous situations, especially if your loved ones are also involved. Attorney Karen S. Brown can help you file a restraining order when you visit her practice in Los Angeles, CA. She can help you gather and present the evidence you need to obtain the legal protection of a restraining order, and will take extra steps to ensure your safety through this difficult time. Our team can help you with any additional legal help you may need, and we have connections with a variety of trusted medical and support services that can further assist you. Contact us today to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Grounds for Restraining Orders

Many clients choose to file a restraining order during the course of their domestic violence trial. However, these legal orders can be filed against any abuser, no matter their relation to you. Restraining orders can provide further legal protection for "protected persons", or victims and their loved ones who have been threatened or otherwise harassed by another party. The type of actions that these court orders can address include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Verbal threats
  • Text or technology-based threats

What Restraining Orders Do

In the state of California, you are able to seek different forms of restraint for your protection. Personal conduct orders can apply to both the protected person and their loved one, and order the abuser to cease certain behaviors and actions. A stay-away order requires a minimum amount of distance between the protected person and the restrained person at all times. You may also seek a residence exclusion order, that requires the restrained person to move out from where the protected person lives, and to only remove personal belongings until a court hearing. This last form of order can only be asked for in cases of domestic violence, or abuse of elders or dependents.

Modern Standards for Proof

Providing proof for a restraining order has changed in recent years to accommodate reasonable evidence, such as disturbing the peace and threats on social media. These developments mean that victims have more ways to prove the harassment and abuse they have experienced, especially if abuse was not limited to physical assault. 

Karen S. Brown uses intuitive and forward-thinking strategies to help victims of domestic violence and those in need of restraining orders to protect themselves and the ones they love.

Ms. Brown and her legal team keep themselves informed on changes to legislation that affect how evidence from various forms of technology can be presented and weighed in court. We use this knowledge in our private investigations to find evidence in phone messages and texts, on social media, and by a variety of other communication methods. Our legal team can help you find the evidence you need to successfully file a restraining order for your personal safety and peace of mind.

Experienced Legal Representation Can Help You Seek Protection

Karen S. Brown uses intuitive and forward-thinking strategies to help victims of domestic violence and those in need of restraining orders to protect themselves and the ones they love. Do not wait a second more to contact our practice if a restraining order could improve your quality of life.