Restraining Orders in California

By: Wallin & Klarich

Restraining orders are court orders that prohibit one person from contacting another person. In the state of California, there are various types of restraining orders.

  1. Emergency Protective Order (EPO) – This type of restraining order goes into effect immediately but is not long-lasting. It is generally used in domestic violence instances and gives a person time to apply for a permanent restraining order.
  2. Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) – This type of restraining order also is not long-lasting. The order is typically in force for up to a month. This order goes into effect once a person has actually applied for a restraining order.
  3. Permanent Restraining Order – This type of restraining order goes into effect after a court hearing has taken place and can be in force for typically 3 or 5 years. This type of order can also be extended if a threat still exists.

At Wallin and Klarich, we have an experienced team of criminal defense attorneys. We can help defend you or a loved one who might be involved in a restraining order case. It is important to meet with a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can help in your defense because a restraining order can seriously impact your life. It can potentially alter your contact with many people including your spouse, your children, family, and friends.

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