Restraining orders are legal documents that are used to protect an individual from another person by prohibiting contact between the parties. Restraining orders can be filed against acquaintances, family members or even strangers who are threatening your safety. If a restraining order has been filed by someone against you, it is important to know that you have the ability to challenge the order in court.
At The Nieves Law Firm, we assist with both filing and challenging restraining orders in Hayward. We have helped numerous clients with their restraining order needs and have been able to secure favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients. If you need assistance with a restraining order, whether that is filing or challenging the restraining order, you should contact an experienced attorney you can count on. Contact the Hayward restraining order lawyers at The Nieves Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team.
In California, there are two different types of court orders that prevent a person from contacting another person/party. The first is a criminal protective order, which is commonly used in criminal cases to prevent an individual from visiting certain places and contacting certain people. The second is a restraining order. Unlike criminal protective orders, restraining orders are issued in civil or family court and are not directly associated with criminal cases. Restraining orders filed in civil or family court can be considered in criminal cases and the statements therein can be used against an individual accused of a crime. For example, a District Attorney may request a copy of:
There are four main types of restraining orders that are handled in Hayward:
Regardless of the type of restraining order you need assistance filing or challenging, a Hayward restraining order lawyer at The Nieves Law Firm could help. Give us a call today to learn more.
Most individuals do not know that the length of time a restraining order remains in effect is determined by law, the judge, and the type of order. The maximum duration for restraining order protection is as follows:
A judge can impose a restraining order for a shorter period of time or continue the restraining order in temporary status to determine if an order of maximum duration is necessary. If the restraining order documentation is silent as to the duration of the order – the law imposes a three year period.
A Hayward restraining order lawyer from The Nieves Law Firm will be familiar with the various laws associated with restraining orders, the burden of proof, admissible evidence, and the ideal way to approach a case in Hayward. Hiring a restraining order lawyer could be vital in protecting your interests whether you are petitioning for protection or defending against a restraining order that has been filed against you.
One of the things we do not assist with at The Nieves Law Firm is filing a restraining order in an attempt to coerce or intimidate another party to take an action you desire or to get back at an individual out of anger or spite. Restraining orders are used to protect individuals from legitimate claims of harm or harassment. They are not to be used for payback because your partner broke up with you or to collect a debt you feel is owed. The Nieves Law Firm will not take on cases that do not coincide with the state of the restraining order law and are not based on legitimate needs for protection.
If you are facing abuse, threats of harm, or harassment, a restraining order could help protect you from the threat. The exact type of restraining order you should file or how to craft your response is dependent on a number of different factors. Our Hayward restraining order lawyers will work with you to ensure you submit paperwork and prepare for mediation or trial in a way that considers the admissibility of evidence, your individual goals, the restraining order laws, and the local court rules. Contact The Nieves Law Firm today to schedule a free thirty minute consultation and learn more about how we can help you with your restraining order needs.
The Nieves Law Firm is dedicated to providing aggressive criminal defense representation to working professionals who have found themselves in trouble with the law. We show up to win, and we’re not afraid to fight aggressively to accomplish our client’s goals.
We understand that being accused of a crime can be a scary and confusing experience. That’s why we take the stress off our clients by handling the full scope of their legal situation from the initial consultation to the final outcome. Our bilingual attorneys and staff are here to ensure that our clients feel heard and understood every step of the way.
As one of the largest criminal defense teams in Oakland and the Greater Bay Area, we have the resources and experience to handle even the most complex cases. Our experienced team examines various aspects of your case and, perhaps most importantly, we genuinely care about our clients and their future. We take the time to learn about their goals and priorities so that we can achieve an outcome that allows them to move past their mistakes and focus on the future they want. When you work with us, you become part of our team.
Our skilled criminal defense attorneys have experience handling a wide range of criminal cases. With a deep understanding of the legal system and a track record of successful cases, our lawyers are committed to achieving the best possible outcome in your case.
When facing a criminal charge, having dedicated and experienced attorneys on your side is critical. At The Nieves Law Firm, we understand the gravity of your situation, and our criminal defense attorneys provide unwavering support and legal guidance.
From the moment you reach out to us, we prioritize your well-being and legal interests. Our criminal lawyers are with you every step of the way, from arrest to hearings and beyond, to ensure that your rights are protected. Whether you’re facing charges related to DUI, drug offenses, assault, sex crimes or any other allegation, we have the knowledge and courtroom experience to fight vigorously on your behalf.
We believe in the power of collaboration and will actively involve you in the decision-making process, ensuring you are well-informed and empowered to make the best choices for your defense. Our goal is not only to navigate the legal complexities but also to provide you with the peace of mind and reassurance you deserve during this challenging time.
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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!