In most cases, a person does not premeditate the idea of assaulting someone else. The scenario often starts small, like a misunderstanding or disagreement. However if the situation is not handled properly, it can quickly escalate to domestic violence. For instance, a married couple has a disagreement on how to manage finances. The husband loses his temper and decides to abuse his wife. A next door neighbor hears the commotion and calls the police. In the state of California, the wife can file a restraining order against her husband, especially if his continuous violent behavior causes her distress.
There are many real-life examples of domestic violence across the United States. If a person lives in California and is a victim of domestic violence, it’s important to know the laws and be aware of the options available. There are a few types of restraining orders:
- Emergency Protective Order (EPO)
- “Permanent” restraining order
- “Temporary” Restraining Order (TRO)
- Criminal Protective Order
Since the process of filing a restraining order can be confusing and overwhelming, it’s highly recommended you seek help from an attorney. The Law Offices of Holden W. Green will be happy to assist you in understanding how to file a restraining order and the laws surrounding the domestic violence situation. The Law Offices is happy to serve residents living in San Jose, Sunnyvale, San Francisco and surrounding areas of Santa Clara County. Contact Attorney Holden W. Green for a 30 minute consultation.