April 22, 2021 By Paul Wallin

What Is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?  

Under California law, a restraining order can be issued by a judge in order to prevent unlawful conduct under certain circumstances. A common court-issued restraining order is a domestic violence restraining order. This type of restraining order is usually issued against family members and other members of the household; however, it can be issued against anyone who is threatening violence or the safety of others. California’s Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA) defines domestic violence as “threatened or actual abuse from someone with whom you have had a close relationship.” 

 Domestic Violence Restraining Order Attorney Orange County Wallin & KlarichWhat is the Purpose of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

The purpose of a domestic violence restraining order is to prevent future domestic abuse from occurring and to put a separation between the parties. It is used to protect someone from physical pain, injury, as well as from ongoing threats of injury, pain, or abuse. 


Typically, a domestic violence restraining order prohibits communication of any sort and prohibits the restrained person from visiting a certain location, such as the victim’s residence or place of work. Domestic violence cases can be both criminal and civil in nature.


 If you or someone you love is in need of obtaining a domestic violence restraining order or if a domestic violence restraining order has been placed served upon you, it is crucial that you retain the services of an experienced law firm that knows how to win restraining order cases. With over 40 years of experience, our restraining order attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have helped many clients obtain favorable outcomes in their restraining order cases.  


Contact Wallin & Klarich Today

If you have a domestic violence restraining order filed against you or you are seeking to file a Domestic violence restraining order,  you should consult with an experienced restraining order attorney at Wallin & Klarich today. At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have over 40 years of experience successfully handling cases involving criminal protective orders and restraining orders. 

With offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, Los Angeles, and San Diego, you can find an experienced Wallin & Klarich domestic violence restraining order attorney available near you, no matter where you are located.

Contact our offices today at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (714) 587-4279 for a free, no-obligation phone consultation. We will be there when you call.


AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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