March 13, 2009 By Wallin & Klarich

Chris Brown was charged with two felony counts of assault and making criminal threats against singer, Rihanna, on March 5, 2009. When he appeared in court, the judge ordered a protective order; Chris Brown must not molest, annoy, harass, make threats, or have any negative contact against anyone. Rihanna’s attorney was present and stated that the singer did not want a “no contact” order made, which if granted/ordered, the defendant could not have ANY contact with the victim.

In this case, the judge could have issued the “no contact” order, and it would have prevented Chris Brown to have ANY contact with Rihanna, but she did not want this ordered. Although, if Rihanna had wanted to keep Chris Brown away, under the circumstances, her attorney could have easily had the judge issue a “no contact” order, filed a restraining order through the family law court, or both.

Restraining orders are usually heard the same day or the following day, depending on the facts of the case, the calendar, and the court. In Rihanna’s case, the judge in the family law court would have granted a temporary restraining order first, then would have set another hearing for the permanent restraining order, and it likely would have been granted.

If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime it is incredibly important to choose the right attorney and the right law firm to represent you and help fight the restraining order and arrest. Wallin & Klarich criminal defense attorneys in California know what it takes to defend their clients, and you can speak to one of their attorneys by calling now at 888-280-6839, or you may go to our website at for more information about setting up an appointment.

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