ETITION FOR ORDER
Courts have the authority to issue restraining orders (also referred to as orders of protection) that require a person to stop certain behavior or act in a specific manner. Most restraining orders are issued in connection with domestic violence or a conflict in an intimate or family relationships, including physical abuse, harassment, stalking, and sexual assault.
Courts also can issue restraining orders in civil matters—for instance, prohibiting a person from contacting a non-family member or intimate partner or from going to a certain business or professional office.
You have the right to be represented by an attorney; however, you must obtain hire your own attorney, as one will not be appointed.
You also should:
- Gather any physical evidence relating to any incidents or events the petition refers to, such as clothing, photos, videos, and objects,
- Assemble any documents or records that could relate to the case, such as letters, emails, phone and GPS records, computer records, and records that might show where you were at the time of an incident, and
- Make a list of possible witnesses—include every person you think has information about the incident, the accusations or the petitioner—and obtain the witnesses’ contact information.
These matters generally stem from a relationship that went wrong. Since, emotions are running high, it is imperative that you seek legal representation to present your case in a respectable and logical manner. Moreover, the perpetrator will likely be present, so having an attorney by your side to give emotional support is valuable.
The attorney at the Law Office of Brett Parker Davison has extensive knowledge of the system and can begin building a strategy for your case immediately. We highly encourage you to contact us to schedule a free consultation of your case at (909) 480-8094!