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Sunnyvale Restraining Order Lawyers

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you can file for a restraining order. A restraining order is a court order that protects you from someone who has been abusive. The abuser may not contact you, come near you, or hurt you.

Filing for a restraining order can be overwhelming and confusing. You may not know where to start or what to do. That's why it's important to have an experienced Sunnyvale, CA restraining order attorney on your side.

What to Expect With a Restraining Order Case in Santa Clara County

A petition with the court is the first step. The petition must allege that the respondent has committed acts of domestic violence against you and must state the facts supporting these allegations. Thepetitioner must also state whether there are any children under 18 years old who live in the household, and if so, whether there are any other restraining orders in place that would prohibit the respondent from having contact with the children.

The court will then set a hearing date, at which both parties will present their evidence and argue their case. The judge will then decide whether to issue a restraining order. If the judge issues a restraining order, it will specify the terms of the order, such as how long it will remain in effect, and what types of contact are prohibited.

What Circumstances Allow For a Restraining Order?

A restraining order may be issued if the respondent has committed acts of domestic violence, such as:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Threats of violence

If you are a victim of domestic violence, you don't have to go through it alone. One of our experienced Sunnyvale, CA restraining order attorneys can help you every step of the way, from filing your petition to going to your hearing. Contact us today for a Free Case Evaluation. We will fight for you.

What Happens if the Restraining Order is Violated?

If the respondent violates the restraining order, he or she may be arrested and charged with a crime. The penalties for violating a restraining order depend on the facts of the case and the criminal history of the respondent but can include jail time and fines.

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, or if you are concerned that, you may be in danger of being a victim of domestic violence, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. 

A restraining order can provide you with protection from further harm and can help to keep you and your family safe. An experienced Sunnyvale, CA restraining order attorney can help you understand and obtain a restraining order and can represent you in court if necessary.

We proudly service the following Santa Clara County Neighborhoods within Sunnyvale, CA: 37 Degrees North, Lakewood, Ortega, Ponderosa, The Gardens / Mayfair, West Valley, Wrightmont Corner, Sunnyarts/ Stratford Gardens, Fairbrae/Remington Estates, Birdland Neighbors, & Ray Nor.

We are currently accepting cases in these areas of Santa Clara County
Mountain View, CA
Palo Alto, CA
Milpitas, CA
Cupertino, CA
Campbell, CA
Gilroy, CA
Los Gatos, CA
Saratoga, CA
Los Altos, CA
Morgan Hill, CA
Los Altos Hills, CA
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