Filing a restraining order may seem like a daunting task, but victims right attorneys may be able to help you through the process. Where advice concerning restraining orders is concerned, most of it tends to focus on how to get one instead of how to prove you need one. Without the proof, you will not be able to get a restraining order in the first place. Getting a restraining order is relatively straightforward. It involves filling out some paperwork, filing that paperwork, going to a scheduled hearing, and then waiting for the judge’s decision. They key to getting a restraining order is to prove to the judge that the restraining order is necessary.
A restraining order is a way to stop someone from threatening you or engaging in threatening behavior, such as stalking. In some serious cases, the only way for the threatening behavior to be stopped is for the court to order the offender to keep a certain distance between him or her and the victim. However, a restraining order can also target other issues, such as phone calls after certain times or phone calls directed towards the victim’s friends and family. However, before a court will order the offender to stop his or her unwanted behavior, you will need to prove that you are in danger. Most courts will not order an offender to stop unless there is proof that the offender is threatening you. If you decide to file a restraining order, make a list of all the threatening or intimidating behaviors. Specific examples are important, such as stating how many times you were followed home from work instead of a general statement about how you are being stalked.
If you are planning on filing a restraining order, an attorney may be a valuable ally. An attorney may provide you with information, offer guidance and make sure you are well-protected. If you are interested in a consultation, contact the Law Office of Michael Fell at (877) 262-2430. Victims right attorneys may be able to help you through the process of filing a restraining order and proving to the judge that a restraining order is necessary.