Having a restraining order issued against you is more than an annoyance – it can prevent you from being able to live your life the way you want to. The good news is that you can fight back against it. Keep reading to find out how Law Office of Michael L. Fell can help you challenge a restraining order and then contact us for a free legal consultation.
Yes, You Can Challenge a Restraining Order
If someone has filed for a restraining order against you, the first thing that will likely happen is that you will be served papers. You should then contact a criminal defense attorney like Law Office of Michael L. Fell. We will generally request a hearing during which you will have the right to defend yourself against the allegations the alleged victim is making. If the grounds are false then we can show that.
These cases can be complex and emotional for everyone involved. We understand the unique factors that come into play and we know how to make the strongest possible defense for you. The ideal is that the judge will refuse to grant a permanent restraining order against you.
Yes, You Have Defense Options if You Are Charged with Violating a Restraining Order
If you have been charged with violating a restraining order, you do have options. Attorney Fell is in a unique place to help you because he has decades of experience – including years as an Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney. He can use this experience to ensure that the appropriate evidence is used to build the strongest possible case for you.
Some of the defense options that we may employ in your case including:
- Showing that the restraining order was not legally issued in the first place and therefore you could not have violated it.
- You did not know that there was a restraining order against you and therefore did not know you were violating it.
- You had no intention of violating the restraining order. For example, if you went to the grocery store and ran into the person who has a restraining order against you, this should not be considered a violation.
- You are not guilty at all. The alleged victim or someone else may have simply made up the fact that you were there at the time of the alleged violation.
If there is a wealth of evidence against you then finding the best possible plea deal may be the best option. You can count on Law Office of Michael L. Fell to help you with that too. Once again, his years of experience mean he can find the best way to find creative sentences for you. Call us now at (949) 585-9055 to move forward.