Relationships are challenging, and sometimes things don’t work out the way you planned. Some people don’t reveal their true nature until later in the game, and then you have difficulty extracting yourself from a bad situation.
If you feel like you are in danger, you may be wondering about how restraining orders work. You may need information on the types of restraining orders there are in California.
A restraining order, sometimes called an order of protection, is an order from the court. This court order tells certain individuals to stay away from one another. The order is intended to protect someone who is in danger of being harmed. Violating the court order makes it easier for law enforcement to arrest the person who is behaving violently.
The main type of restraining order is called a domestic violence restraining order. This order applies to people in domestic relationships. For instance, if you’re being assaulted by your boyfriend, you could qualify for this type of restraining order.
Another type of restraining order is a civil harassment restraining order. For instance, if a neighbor is harassing you, you can use this type of restraining order.
There are also elder abuse restraining orders, designed to protect the elderly from abuse or violence, and workplace restraining orders, which an employer can obtain to protect workers.
Now you know a little more about the different types of restraining orders in California. It’s not always easy to get a restraining order. A lawyer could be a huge benefit at this troubling time.
If you need help getting a restraining order, you can contact The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock to speak to a California restraining order lawyer. Fill out the form below or call 909-466-7661 to reach us.