Restraining orders, also referred to as protective orders, are legal documents that prohibit certain forms of contact between two parties. Restraining orders are used to protect an individual from another person or a group of people. However, the primary goal of a restraining order should never be to receive compensation or money from another person or to constructively evict them from a home. There are other legal remedies an individual may pursue if they are looking to receive monetary compensation from another or to evict them.
At The Nieves Law Firm, our team of Concord restraining order lawyers are dedicated to protecting individuals from abuse with restraining orders. We feel great satisfaction knowing we helped a person avoid harm through our restraining order legal representation, and we have experience filing and defending individuals against all different types of restraining orders in California. Whether you need assistance filing a restraining order or challenging one that was filed against you, we would be happy to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team.
Most people who contact our office for a restraining order don’t realize that there are actually four different types of restraining orders they can file in Concord and throughout the state of California. You can file or be served with a Civil Harassment Restraining Order (CHRO), a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO), an Elder Abuse Restraining Order (EARO), or a Workplace Violence Restraining Order (WVRO). If you are unsure what type of restraining order to file in your case, you should contact a Concord restraining order lawyer. They could help you determine which restraining order is best suited for you based on your goals.
One of the most common types of restraining orders that we see in our office are civil harassment restraining orders which are used to protect a person from violence, threats of violence, or harassment from another person with whom they do not have a close intimate relationship with. Some examples of parties involved in civil harassment restraining orders include neighbors, roommates, coworkers, strangers, or friends.
Another common retraining order type that we encounter are domestic violence restraining ordes. This type of restraining order is used to protect a person from abuse from a current or former intimate partner such as a spouse, parent, sibling, romantic partner, or parent of a child in common. Some behaviors that constitute abuse against an intimate partner include causing or attempting to cause serious injury, sexual assault or related sexual battery, causing fear of injury, disturbing the peace, or engaging in stalking/harrasment. If you are subject to abuse by an intimate partner, this is the restraining order that would be relevant to your situation.
An elder abuse restraining order is reserved for individuals over the age of 65 or dependent adults who are between the ages of 18-65 and suffer from physical or mental limitations that prohibit them from carrying out daily activities. These are usually filed to prohibit a person from taking advantage of an elder or dependent adult. The restraining order lawyers at our firm have not only filed petitions to protect elders or dependent adults from being abused but have also defended against false allegations of abuse made against our clients. These allegations are often filed by the opposing party with the intent of gaining some type of leverage in financial, property, or asset disputes involving an elder and the family that wants access to said assets.
This type of restraining order is for employers who are seeking to protect their employees from some form of harassment or violence that is or may take place at the workplace based on some course of conduct or credible threat of violence at the workplace. It is important to note that these can only be filed by employers who are looking to protect their employees, and cannot be filed by employees themselves. An employee who wants to file for protection against another employee (coworker) would typically file a civil harassment restraining order unless there was an intimate relationship shared between the two.
Regardless of the type of restraining order you need assistance with, our team of award-winning attorneys would be happy to help. Give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you.
Whether you need assistance filing a restraining order or you need help contesting a restraining order that was filed against you, the Concord restraining order attorneys at The Nieves Law Firm are ready to help. We have ample experience working both sides of restraining order cases, and we have been fortunate enough to secure very favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients. If you would like to learn more about your restraining order options, give us a call and schedule a free 30-minute consultation with a member of our team.
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Case Dismissed after Completion of Drug Court
All Charges Dismissed and Property Ordered to be Returned to Client
Deferred Entry of Judgment
Case Dismissed without Trial
Motion to Vacate Granted
Restraining Order Denied and Sealed
Both Cases Dismissed Prior to Trial
No Charges Filed
No Criminal Charges Filed & Detention
No Jail Time & No Sex Offender Registration
Pled to 1 Petty Misdemeanor and Not Required to Register as Sex Offender
The Nieves Law firm was a great choice in helping me through my restraining order case, the whole team there does a great job at walking you through the steps of the legal process. Jose is a great lawyer and is good at what he does, in court he really shines and is able to debate the case very well and professionally. I would definitely pick them again if I had to!
Thank you to my attorney Grace for all your help with my case. It took awhile but the outcome has made me so happy that I am able to move forward with my life and forget the past. Everyone at this law firm from the beginning to the end have been so helpful and supportive. I highly recommend The Nieves Law Firm!
The Nieves Law Firm is absolutely amazing. The best customer services experience I have had, great communication, astonishing experience, and overall a team of professionals that dedicate themselves to ensuring the best result. I am really happy to have worked with this team. Jimarielle was very helpful and provided me the comfort and understanding in every way possible. Highly recommend.
Thank you to the whole Nieves legal team, especially to my attorney, Mari Bowie, for being so supportive, helpful, and professional to me and my family in these hard times in my life. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a law firm that actually looks at you as a human-being first and cares about your well-being. I appreciate all the support they’ve given and will go to them again if I ever need to down the road.
The Nieves Law Firm has an outstanding team of attorneys who are supportive and provide exceptional Client service. The founding attorney Jo-Anna, firmly stands on her mission and is backed by a team with expertise. You can trust you’ll be in good hands and that their team will give their absolute best to help you. If you’re looking for a criminal defense attorney look no further they are knowledgeable and honestly the best to work with!