Riverside Domestic Violence Attorneys

At the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz, we provide legal representation for clients needing protective orders and those disputing a pending or existing restraining order. Time is of the essence, regardless of your specific need as it relates to domestic violence allegations.

A San Bernardino Restraining Order Lawyer Protecting Client Rights And Safety

Following a domestic violence arrest, the police will ask the purported victim if they want an emergency protective order (EPO). Some victims decline, but that does not stop the courts from imposing a temporary restraining order (TRO) at the arraignment. They can also override the will of the "protected party," impose "no contact" for the couple, and require attendance at a 10-week Personal Empowerment Program (PEP) for the supposed victim before modifying or lifting the order.

Riverside domestic violence lawyer Catherine A. Schwartz also helps protect victims of domestic violence through a restraining order. If there is at least one incident of violence or harassment, an order will be issued. At the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz, we attend to every detail in the pursuit of a restraining order, including the drafting of paperwork and attending the court hearings on behalf of our clients.

Violating a restraining order has severe consequences, whether the order was wanted or unwanted. The bail bond or own-recognizance status could be revoked. Some violations lead to additional prosecution and jail time. Noncitizens can be deported. In divorce matters, judges can impose severe penalties and view the alleged abuser more critically.

The help of an experienced attorney can help overcome the obstacles associated with a restraining order.

Contact The Law Offices Of Catherine A. Schwartz For A Free Consultation

For more information, contact the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz at 951-335-0510 to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is located on the corner of Arlington and Magnolia in Riverside. For the convenience of our clients, we accept appointments in the evenings and on weekends and accept all major credit cards.