Restraining orders are court orders and do not equate with criminal charges,
although they can lead to criminal charges. In the state of California,
County of Orange, there are various different types of restraining and
protective orders. In total, there are nine different types of restraining
orders, albeit some are more commonly used than others.
First there is the emergency protective order. According to the Superior
Court of California (County of Orange), these types of protective orders
are granted to individuals who feel as if they are in immediate and present
danger. These are short-term protective orders. When individuals file
these types of orders, it is also common for them to dial 911 to report
the violence or threatening. In this event, recipients of protective orders
may also be arrested for domestic violence.
There are also restraining orders specifically for domestic violence. It
is fairly easy to file for a
domestic violence restraining order, which means that there is likely an excess of people
who have had these orders falsely filed against them. Anyone who believes
that they are being abused or that they are under threat of abuse can
file a domestic violence restraining order against a spouse, significant
other, ex or anyone else you are related to.
With most restraining orders, a petitioner will file, it will be served
to the Respondent and then there will be a hearing. The hearing will usually
take place three weeks after the initial filing. The judge will hear from
both sides, Petitioner and Respondent, so that the judge can either grant
the permanent order or dismiss the case.
The other types of Orange County restraining orders include civil harassment
(ex: stalking), elder abuse, workplace violence, criminal restraining
orders, juvenile restraining orders, postsecondary school violence and
transitional housing misconduct. If you would like to learn more about
the details of filing for restraining orders in Orange County,
How can an attorney help you if you've had some type of restraining
order filed against you? The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry is a criminal
defense law firm. Our goal is to help individuals who have been arrested
or wrongfully accused of crimes, such as violence or threatening.
Please inquire with our firm about legal representation if you are facing
these types of criminal accusations. A restraining order can prevent you
from seeing your loved ones, and in some cases force you to move out of
your current residence. Protect your reputation and your rights by calling
our firm today!