Securing Safety With Orders Of Protection

Orders of protection are issued by the court to protect victims of domestic violence. They can stop abuse, stalking, threats, physical assault and battery on the part of the abuser. Orders of protection may also state that the abuser must cease all contact with the victim, whether via phone, by mail or in person. An order of protection lasts a minimum of one year and can be renewed upon the request of the victim. A permanent order of protection can also be issued depending on the seriousness of the abuse or violence after a full hearing before the court.

Do you or a loved one require an order of protection? Call 760-340-4545 to discuss your options with our compassionate lawyer.

Protecting California Residents From Abuse

An order of protection can be requested by any family member or household member over the age of 18. If a minor wishes to issue an order of protection, he or she must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Individuals eligible for filing an order of protection include the following:

  • Any blood relative
  • Household member
  • Married or divorced people
  • Parents who have a child together
  • Individuals who have lived together in the past

The Law Office of James A. Jackson can provide strong legal support for individuals who are victims of domestic abuse by filing an order of protection and aggressively fighting the request in court. Our experience with domestic abuse and divorce cases has helped clients obtain the protection and peace of mind they deserve.

How Can An Order Of Protection Help A Victim Of Abuse?

An order of protection will protect the victim of abuse in the following ways:

  • Force the abuser to move out of the shared residence
  • Prohibit the abuse persisting in any form
  • Order counseling or rehabilitation for the abuser
  • Prohibiting the abuser from purchasing, possessing or carrying a firearm
  • Prohibiting the abuser from coming within a court-ordered distance from the victim
  • Prohibiting the abuser from contacting the victim

Violating an order of protection can result in criminal charges. The alleged abuser can be charged with a misdemeanor or felony depending on the violation. It is recommended to seek legal guidance if you are the victim of domestic abuse and need assistance with the order of protection legal proceedings. Our firm can also help protect your rights if you were wrongly accused of domestic violence and have an order of protection filed against you under false pretenses.

Contact Us For The Capable Legal Counsel You Deserve

If you require an order of protection, take immediate action to uphold your rights. Call 760-340-4545 to discuss your case with our capable attorney. You may also contact our Palm Desert office online. We serve clients throughout the cities of the Coachella Valley.