Roseline D. Feral

Restraining Orders

Criminal Law Attorney Helping Residents of San Diego and Surrounding Areas

If you may be pursuing or defending against a restraining order, it is important to seek assistance from a San Diego restraining order lawyer who can help you protect your rights to the fullest extent of the law. No matter the situation in which you find yourself, criminal law attorney Roseline D. Feral can help. With nearly 30 years of experience, Attorney Feral has the skills and resources to handle your case.

Types of Restraining Orders Available in California

A restraining order, also sometimes known as a “protective order,” is a court order that may protect someone from being physically or sexually abused, stalked, or harassed. In California, four types of restraining orders are recognized under the law.

Domestic violence restraining orders protect a person from abuse by someone with whom the individual has or has had a domestic relationship, such as a spouse, romantic partner, ex-spouse, parent, co-parent, child, family member, or roommate. Domestic violence may take many different forms, including physical aggression, sexual or emotional abuse, economic exploitation, psychological actions, or threats of actions. Additionally, engaging in any behavior that has been or could be considered as molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, battering, harassing, or placing an individual in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily harm would be sufficient to show domestic violence.

Meanwhile, another type of restraining order protects elders or dependant adults from physical, emotional, or financial abuse. It also protects elders and dependants from neglect and abandonment. Under California law, an elderly person is someone who is over the age of 65, while a dependant adult is someone between the ages of 18 and 64 who suffers from certain mental or physical disabilities that keep them from being able to do normal activities.

A civil harassment restraining order may be sought against someone who is harassing you. “Harassment” in this context means violence that is not lawful, credible threats of violence, or any knowing or willful pattern of conduct that causes serious alarm, harassment, or harm that is not justified by some legitimate purpose. It is important to note that this type of restraining order may be appropriate if the two people involved do not have a close relationship or any type of family relationship.

Finally, a restraining order to stop workplace violence is a particular type of court order that is designed to protect an employee or employees from unlawful violence or credible threats of violence at the workplace. Under California law, a court may order the person not to harass or threaten the employee, not to contact or go near the employee, or not to have a gun. The restraining order may last up to three years, depending on the specific facts of the case.

Discuss Your Situation with a Restraining Order Lawyer in San Diego

Restraining orders are designed to set limitations on people’s conduct and keep victims safe. However, they are not always warranted and may be based on unfounded allegations. If you are on either side of this situation, it is important to consult a San Diego restraining order attorney to navigate the complicated process. At the Law Offices of Roseline D. Feral, we represent people in Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Jolla, Oceanside, Escondido, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Valley Center, and Vista, as well as other cities. For a free consultation about your legal rights and options, contact us online or call our office at 619-232-1010, or you can reach Attorney Feral directly at 619-301-1191. She also represents people who need a divorce attorney or assistance with other family law matters.