Roseville Domestic Violence Lawyer 

Domestic violence is rightly seen as a plague on our society and the law offers remedies to those who suffer abuse at the hands of someone close to them. Our attorney can work with victims to get the legal protections they need, for both them and their children. 

But the first step is to get somewhere safe. Find a family member or a trusted friend with which you can stay. Call The National Domestic Violence Hotlineat 1-800-799-7233. Then call our Roseville domestic violence lawyer to help with the legal mechanisms of protection. 

The Law Offices of James-Phillip V.M. Anderson offer compassionate and collaborative legal counsel to people throughout Placer County, Nevada County, and Sacramento County. Call the Roseville office today at (916) 282-7737 or contact us online to arrange for a consultation.

3 Steps in Getting a California Restraining Order

A restraining order is what can be sought, and this goes in three different steps, the first to get immediate protection, and ultimately to putting long-term security in place. 

Emergency Protective Order (EPO)

Getting an EPO requires calling a police officer. The officer will make the determination if the threat of violence is both real and imminent. The police can then place a call to a judge who can issue the order. It is important to note that judges are required to be on call at all times—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—to respond to requests for orders just like these. It doesn’t matter if it’s 3 AM in the wee hours of Saturday morning. If you’re in danger, call the police. The police can then get you emergency help. An EPO goes into effect immediately. 

Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)

The EPO only lasts for one week, so it’s important to engage with our Roseville domestic violence attorney as quickly as possible. The next step will to be obtain a TRO, which will last from 20 to 25 days. At this point a hearing will be scheduled to consider the evidence and determine if a more permanent order is called for. The TRO is intended to protect the victim up until the hearing. 

Permanent Restraining Order (PRO)

Please note that “permanent” is not meant to be taken literally. The typical PRO will last anywhere from 3-5 years. But that is substantial protection. Moreover, the order can be renewed if the abuser continues to be a threat. 

The long-lasting nature of a PRO though, means that the standards of evidence will be higher. A judge needs a compelling reason to, for example, deny a father the right to see their child. The job of our Roseville domestic violence lawyer is to work with clients to obtain the kind of evidence they need. 

Examples of this evidence might include threatening correspondence, be they emails or texts. If an abuse left threatening voice messages, those should be saved and introduced into the record as evidence. Direct physical evidence of prior abuse may prove exceptionally compelling in a hearing. Photos of bruises are one possibility. And if the victim ever had to go into an emergency room, there will be a record of that visit. 

Get the help you need today. Call The Law Offices of James-Phillip V.M. Anderson at (916) 282-7737 or fill out our online contact form today .

Personal safety is the foundation of a secure life. No one should have to tolerate that being threatened in any way. Especially not when there are good legal remedies available, that we can help clients with.

Collaborative & Compassionate Legal Counsel

The Law Offices of James-Phillip V.M. Anderson aren’t here to judge people. We’re here to help them. Family situations, relationships, and marriages can get unfortunately messy for a lot of people, and when that mess leads to violence—or even the threat of it—we’re here to help victims act. We’ll work with you and for you to get the legal help needed to live in peace. From our Roseville office, we serve all of Placer County and our clients extend throughout Nevada County and Sacramento County. 

How Our Experienced Roseville Domestic Violence Lawyer Can Help

Hiring an experienced Roseville domestic violence lawyer can be instrumental in navigating the complexities of legal proceedings associated with domestic violence cases. Here are several compelling benefits that underscore the importance of seeking seasoned legal representation:

  • Legal Expertise and Specialization: An experienced Roseville domestic violence lawyer possesses in-depth knowledge of California's domestic violence laws. Specialization in this field ensures that they are well-versed in the nuances of such cases, enabling them to craft strategic defense approaches tailored to the specific circumstances of each case.

  • Navigating the Legal System: The legal system can be intricate, and understanding the procedural intricacies is crucial. A seasoned lawyer is adept at maneuvering through court processes, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you have a comprehensive understanding of the legal proceedings ahead.

  • Strategic Defense Planning: Domestic violence cases often involve complex emotional dynamics. A skilled lawyer can strategically plan a defense that takes into account the unique aspects of your situation, challenging evidence and presenting compelling arguments to protect your interests.

  • Protection Against Harsh Penalties: Convictions in domestic violence cases can lead to severe consequences, including restraining orders, fines, and even imprisonment. An experienced lawyer will work diligently to mitigate these potential consequences, striving for reduced charges or alternative sentencing options.

  • Effective Negotiation Skills: A seasoned Roseville domestic violence lawyer is skilled in negotiations, potentially leading to plea bargains or reduced charges. This negotiation prowess is crucial in seeking the most favorable outcome for your case, minimizing the impact on your personal and professional life.

  • Comprehensive Understanding of Domestic Violence Dynamics: Domestic violence cases often involve complex interpersonal relationships. A knowledgeable lawyer understands the dynamics at play and can navigate the legal landscape with sensitivity, ensuring that the legal strategy aligns with the unique aspects of your case.

Hiring an experienced Roseville domestic violence lawyer is a crucial step in securing effective legal representation. From navigating legal complexities to strategic defense planning and effective negotiation, the benefits of experienced legal counsel are invaluable when facing domestic violence charges.

Call today at (916) 282-7737 or contact us online to set up a consultation.

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