Forty percent of women in the state of California will experience violence from an intimate partner or family member at some point in their lives. However, men are increasingly becoming victims of Domestic Violence, too. Domestic violence isn’t just physical; it is emotionally and mentally devastating, and the injuries and fear associated with violence experienced at home can inhibit a person’s ability to earn an income and go about day-to-day life. Laws are in effect to protect people from violence. If you have been injured or feel threatened by a loved one, you need an attorney who understands that domestic violence is a harrowing experience and who makes getting you out of the situation and into safety the most important step.
One of the most powerful tools the court has to protect people against domestic violence is called a restraining order. Restraining orders prevent abusers from coming near their victims by making it illegal for them to do so. Typically, restraining orders:
- Prohibit an abuser from coming to a victim’s home.
- Prohibit an abuser from coming to a victim’s school or place of employment.
- Prohibit an abuser from contacting a victim directly or indirectly, by phone, email or any other form of communication.
- Prohibit an abuser from following a victim.
If an abuser breaks any of these rules, he or she can be jail by law enforcement in order to protect the victim. Temporary restraining orders, if granted by a judge, go into immediate effect until a hearing can be set, at which point the restraining order may be extended to ensure an individual’s continued protection if the judge deems it necessary and appropriate.
Fresno Domestic Violence/Restraining Order Attorney
When you are facing abuse, you have enough to worry about without having to worry about the legal process to obtain protection. You need an attorney who understands the nature of your problem and will work to get you the protection and peace of mind you need. Mr. Nijmeddin is a Fresno area attorney who helps those experiencing domestic violence throughout Fresno and Madera Counties. The Law Offices of Raed “Ron” J. Nijmeddin work exclusively in family law, so the firm can provide the most dedicated, knowledgeable representation to those with family legal issues, including those dealing with domestic violence.
If you’re experiencing domestic violence, you need help, and you need it fast. The sooner you contact Mr. Nijmeddin, the sooner he can get to work on your case, helping you get the protection you and the children need, and the peace of mind you deserve.