Recently, a client came to Wallin & Klarich after he was falsely accused of domestic violence and had a request for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) filed against him. A temporary restraining order was granted against him, and he did not know where to turn. He knew that if a permanent restraining order were to be granted, it would ruin his career. The client turned to Wallin & Klarich for assistance in protecting his good name and his career. Here is how our skilled domestic violence restraining order lawyers attempted to help him.
Permanent Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and CLETS
When a permanent restraining order is granted, certain personal information about the restrained individual is entered into a database called the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS). This database makes the personal information and restraining order information easily accessible to law enforcement agencies throughout California. Certain professional agencies and licensing organizations require the restrained person to inform them of a CLETS restraining order so that they can review the orders and take any disciplinary actions necessary against the member.
Our client had a professional license from an organization that requires reporting of a CLETS retraining order, and a domestic violence restraining order would have jeopardized his career. We told him that we had two options.
- We could try to negotiate a mutual stay away agreement with the other party so that the DVRO request would officially be dropped.
- If we were unsuccessful in doing so, we would have to fight the DVRO request in court.
With our help, our client decided to try to work out an arrangement with the other party so that we would not have to go through a long, drawn-out court battle to prove the client did not commit domestic violence against the other party.
Then, it was up to our knowledgeable defense attorneys to try to negotiate the stay away agreement.
What is a Mutual Stay Away Agreement?
After filing a declaration of the client with the court and serving it on the other party, Wallin & Klarich reached out to the other party to see if we could come to an mutual stay away agreement and have the restraining order matter dismissed. Our attorney informed the other party of the evidence that would show that our client did not commit acts of domestic violence against the other party. Further, we informed the other party when the domestic violence restraining order request was denied, we would aggressively seek reimbursement for attorney fees and that our client did not want to have to do this; he just wanted to end the matter.
Our experienced domestic violence restraining order lawyers negotiated a settlement whereby the parties both agreed to stay a certain distance away from each other and agreed not to make any contact via phone, email or through a third party. The other party agreed to drop her request for a domestic violence restraining order against our client so that a CLETS order would not be made.
Our client was very happy with the result. He obtained exactly what he wanted. The domestic violence restraining order matter was dismissed and that meant his professional reputation and career were protected. In addition, he received an order that the other party was required to stay away from him.
Contact the Our Skilled Domestic Violence Restraining Order Lawyers at Wallin & Klarich
Whether you are requesting or objecting to a request for a domestic violence restraining order, you should rely on the experience of an aggressive domestic violence restraining order lawyer at Wallin & Klarich. Our attorneys have more than 35 years of experience successfully representing clients in restraining matters. We possess the knowledge of the law and attention to detail necessary to help you obtain the most favorable result possible in your case.
With offices located in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, Torrance, West Covina, Los Angeles and San Diego, our skilled and knowledgeable domestic violence restraining order lawyers are available near you no matter where you work or live.
Call our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation regarding your case. We will be there when you call.