If you’re in fear for your safety or the safety of your child, you can take steps TODAY to seek protection. Whether it’s an ex-partner, a stalker, a neighbor, or stranger, you need a legal shield to ensure your safety.
Restraining orders can effectively protect yourself or your family from someone threatening, harassing, or abusing you. But navigating the legal system to get an order issued and enforced properly can be complex.
Our experienced Sacramento restraining order lawyers can advocate for you, helping you regain a sense of security and peace in your life.
Contact The Nieves Law Firm today for a consultation.
A restraining order is a court order that prohibits someone from contacting, harassing, stalking, threatening, or abusing you. It orders them to stay away from you, your home, your workplace, your school, and other protected places.
The types of restraining orders in California include:
No matter what type of protection you need, these legal orders are essential tools for ensuring your safety and security. Our restraining order lawyers in Sacramento can help you determine what type of restraining order is best for your situation.
Knowingly violating a restraining order is a misdemeanor crime in California (Penal Code § 273.6 or Penal Code §166). Penalties, if convicted, include up to one year in county jail for a PC273.6 or up to six month in county jail on a PC 166 violation, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.
If the violation leads to physical injury, the consequences become more severe, including a fine of up to $2,000, imprisonment in a county jail for a minimum of 30 days or more than one year, or both.
Subsequent convictions within specific timeframes involving acts of violence or threats can lead to more severe penalties, including longer imprisonment terms.
The Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center (FJC) plays a pivotal role in the Sacramento community, offering vital support to abuse victims and their families.
Between July 11, 2016, and July 31, 2019, FJC encountered:
These statistics likely represent only a fraction of the actual incidents, as many cases of abuse go unreported. Addressing these statistics begins with ensuring that those who do report abuse know that they are safe, have access to the necessary resources to move forward, and can rely on protective measures like restraining orders.
At The Nieves Law Firm, we guide victims through the legal process to obtain and enforce restraining orders effectively. We believe that by providing victims with the assurance that they can seek legal protection without fear, we can encourage more people to come forward and break the cycle of abuse.
It is important to note that we represent those who have been accused of abuse or harassment as well. We have encountered countless situations where requests for restraining orders have been leveraged maliciously by a spiteful or vengeful opposing party or used to gain an upper hand in custody disputes. It is unfortunate that people are falsely accused of abuse or harassment just like there are people falsely accused of crimes. If you have found yourself on the receiving end of a restraining order, our office is prepared to defend against allegations of abuse or harassment.
When protecting yourself and your family against abuse and harassment, the best thing you can do is ask for help. Along with the help from an experienced criminal defense attorney, you can rely on these local resources.
WEAVE provides a wide range of services, including a 24/7 support and information hotline, counseling, legal assistance, and emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
My Sister’s House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding Asian and Pacific Islander women and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
My Sister’s House
3053 Freeport Blvd., #120,
Sacramento, CA 95818
The Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center offers comprehensive support, including legal assistance, counseling, and resources for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, and other crimes.
Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center
Family Court House, Room 112
3341 Power Inn Road, Sacramento, CA
At the Nieves Law Firm, we offer strategic defense against a spectrum of criminal charges. Our commitment to safeguarding your rights and future extends beyond restraining order cases.
We’re here to provide guidance and representation in a variety of legal matters, including:
With our legal team by your side, you can trust that we’ll tirelessly work to build the strongest defense possible, no matter the nature of the charges. We are your one-stop resource for legal support in Sacramento.
Restraining orders can provide important protection, but the legal process is complex. Partnering with an experienced restraining order lawyer in California ensures you handle every step correctly.
Our team can guide you through filing the petition, gathering evidence, presenting your case at hearings, and enforcing the order if violations occur. Secure the protection you need — contact The Nieves Law Firm today.
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
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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!
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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.
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You can request a restraining order without a lawyer by filing the paperwork yourself in court. However, having an experienced restraining order attorney guide you through the process can be very helpful.
Here are some of the key reasons to consider hiring a lawyer:
Navigating restraining orders can be overwhelming. A lawyer’s expertise can give you confidence each step is handled properly.
Restraining orders prohibit the restrained person from:
Certain restraining orders can require the Respondent to move out if you live together (not for civil harassment restraining orders). Violating a restraining order is a crime that can result in fines or jail time.
Yes, the restrained person has a right to contest the order at a court hearing and present their side. They may argue the order is unnecessary, exaggerated, or based on false accusations.
An attorney can help argue against dismissing the order by presenting solid evidence of abuse, threats, or harm. If the order was improper or exaggerated, the attorney may help get it modified to be reasonable or terminated altogether.
The duration of a restraining order in California can vary depending on the type of order and the circumstances of the case. Generally, restraining orders last a maximum of three or five years but can be granted for a shorter duration of time as well.
To seek a restraining order in California, you can start by filing the necessary forms at your local courthouse. It is advisable to consult with a restraining order lawyer to understand the specific requirements and legal procedures involved.