When you are in any type of relationship there is always a chance that there could be a falling out. The relationship can be between neighbors, work associates and of course family and more. The relationship can go sour for many reasons as well and if each party does not act appropriate it can lead to legal action. One of the main types of troublesome relationships are between couples when they are ending things or find out some type of inflammatory information. If there is an altercation or things start to escalate it can become hostile and dangerous. It can also be a problem between neighbors that cannot agree in terms of landscape, noise and pets. If there is a falling out and one party is being targeted it can lead to aggressive behavior and that can lead to one party getting a restraining order. Most judges will see the case and will ensure that the party is deserving but there is more that you need to know. Kajioka & Associates Attorneys At Law outlines what you need to know about a restraining order.
Temporary Restraining Order (TPO)
There are two types of restraining orders that you can get and the first one that is often awarded is called a temporary restraining order. It is made for that specific reason and is there as a quick fix to keep two or more people apart. The order is given to a person that gets to the court and files for one and they have some type of evidence or information that would lead a judge to believe that they need one. The order is awarded and it will only be in effect for about 30 days. If the person that filed the order does not show up to follow up with the case it will be dropped and the separation is no longer in effect. If you are served with a temporary restraining order you want to make sure you meet with an attorney that can help protect you and ensure that your case is being heard.
Extended Restraining Order
If you are served a temporary restraining order you want to make sure you go to the court dates and be prepared to defend yourself. The court date that has been scheduled will give you the chance to defend yourself and to try and have the order dropped. If you choose to ignore the order or you do not have the proper information the judge can give an extended restraining order which can be for a year. You want to make sure that you have the right council with you to be sure that you have a defense and that it is heard.
Criminal Defense Cases & More in Greater Las Vegas, Nevada
If you are served with a restraining order you may be seeing more charges coming your way. This means that you will need to not only defend the order but also be prepared that you will be charged with a crime that could have the ability to land you in jail. An attorney is able to walk you through the case and to fight on your behalf to be sure that you are being treated fairly.Kajioka & Associates Attorneys At Law can come to your defense in any type of criminal case. Call our office today to start the process to defend your freedom.