Restraining Orders

Restraining Orders in Redding, California

Domestic violence restraining orders are no simple matter. You might need one to stay safe, or you might be facing a loss of your gun rights and right to travel. Don’t make the common mistake of failing to take either the filing or the defending of a domestic violence restraining order seriously. Call Levin Law today.

 

If you’ve been served with a restraining order, you need to tackle it head-on in court. There are numerous defenses you can argue, such as fabrication, retaliation, leverage, and so on. Don’t forget, it is the burden of the petitioner to prove their case, not yours. For domestic violence restraining order, the burden of proof is a preponderance, while for a civil harassment restraining order, the burden of proof is higher, which is called “clear and convincing evidence.” Knowing these differences as well as what is admissible can be crucial to your case. An experienced attorney can help you file your response and defend you at trial. Scared of going to court? There are numerous ways we can settle the case outside of court, for example with a civil agreement that will not affect your gun rights. Whichever route you decide to take, hiring a lawyer will be helpful. For example, you need to know how to defend yourself in case the restraining order will be used against you in a criminal prosecution. Attorney Jacob Levin has dealt with hundreds of restraining orders. He knows what works and what doesn’t work. Depending on the case, you might benefit from using a private investigator who works closely with the office to ensure a better outcome for the case or even teaming up with a co-counsel in a larger case. The worse thing you can do is not file a response and not show up to court. This will likely lead to a default, where you lose without even being heard. There are options if that happens, such as a motion to vacate or a motion to set aside a judgment. Even if you loss at trial, there are still things we can do to overturn the judgment. Let us handle the case for you, including the stress. Our team will make your case a priority, and we will work hard to defeat your restraining order. Call us today at 530-248-2700.