Family Law

Obtaining a Restraining Order in Pasadena

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In California, a judge might issue a restraining order, also known as a protective order, in a case involving domestic violence. Generally, protective orders remain in place for up to three years, though some are permanent, depending on the circumstances of the case. If you are being physically abused or threatened by someone with whom you are in a domestic relationship or closely related, contact the team at the Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C. in Pasadena for the compassionate legal representation you need. You can rely on us to help you seek the protection you need.

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Different Types of Restraining Orders in California

In California, there are three main types of restraining orders: emergency protective orders, temporary restraining orders, and permanent restraining orders.

  • Emergency Protective Order: If you are in immediate danger of domestic violence, a law enforcement officer requests an emergency protective order on your behalf. For your emergency restraining order to be valid, it must be issued by a judge or a commissioner. If your child is in danger of being abducted or abused, there is a present danger of domestic violence, or a dependent adult is in immediate danger, these are all examples of situations in which an emergency protective order might be issued. Additionally, this type of restraining order is enforceable for one week.
  • Temporary Restraining Order: Unlike an emergency restraining order, which has a very limited shelf life, a temporary restraining order lasts for about 20 to 25 days. A judge will issue a temporary restraining order if he or she believes you are in immediate danger and your case has not reached a ruling yet. Before the temporary restraining order expires, the judge on your case will determine if a permanent restraining order is necessary.
  • Permanent Restraining Order: Before you receive a permanent restraining order, you must first go through the process of obtaining a temporary one. During your hearing, a judge will determine if you are in danger and, based on the evidence provided, he or she will issue a permanent restraining order. Despite its name, however, the length of time covered by this type of restraining varies. Most domestic violence restraining orders are valid for five years.

If you believe you or your children are in danger, do not hesitate to take action and get the process started on obtaining a protection order.

Reach Out to Our Skilled and Compassionate Family Law Team

At the Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C. in Pasadena, we have helped numerous families pursue orders of protection to ensure their safety. Our team will provide the one-on-one attention you deserve and work diligently on your behalf to achieve your goals. We understand how overwhelming this situation can be and will provide the support and answers you need.

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