Certain events in life can be traumatizing for people, like abuse, being stalked and threatened, or personal property damage. For events such as this, the victim can file a restraining order against the abuser. The law will ensure that the perpetrator does not come into contact with the victim by any means, not even calls or texts. Any sort of contact initiated by the perpetrator is seen as a violation of the law and they can be fined and sent to jail depending on the severity of the transgression. The following are four benefits of getting a restraining order if you feel unsafe with someone.
- You can request a restraining order for free through a civil court.
Courts are quick to give out restraining orders under valid terms and conditions. One can request a restraining order against someone who has been abusing or threatening him or her. It is free of charge and can be approved in a day at most to take effect.
- A restraining order will prevent the abuser from coming to your workplace.
Having the thought that you are unsafe at your workplace is quite distressing. A restraining order stops your abuser from coming to your workplace. To make yourself secure, obtain a restraining order and work in peace knowing that you are protected by the law against a certain person.
- A restraining order shuts down all means of contact for the perpetrator.
With a restraining order, you are not only safe from their in-person presence, but they cannot reach you online on any platform, neither calls nor texts or emails. The court goes above and beyond with its restrictions on mail as well.
- You are entitled to keep your personal information private.
If you think that a restraining order might reveal your new address or other personal information to the perpetrator, you can easily opt for your information to be kept private. This way, you and your personal whereabouts are safe.
The paperwork and procedures of the restraining order might look complicated but with the help of a lawyer, you can file for one. You deserve to have justice and feel safe. Whether you have been a victim of stalking or unjustly accused of breaking a restraining order, Family Law Richard E. Young & Associates can fight for you. Our services include family law, trust law, bankruptcy law, and more. Give us a call at (949) 951-9529 to schedule an appointment with us. Visit our website for more information.