Protective Orders in Domestic Violence Cases
Unfortunately, most people don't realize what will happen once you're arrested for a domestic violence case in Los Angeles County. They will be given a court date. As part of the criminal policy across LA County, the judge will order a complete protective order related to your significant other.
You're going to be ordered to stay 100 yards away from that person at least while the case is pending. Ultimately, the prosecutors will typically try to get a complete protective order and eventually allow you to see the person if they feel that you are no longer a danger to them; you're safe to them.
But people get upended all the time because someone gets arrested; they get a court date a month or two months out. The other person, their significant other that they allegedly battered, doesn't try to get a civil restraining order, so those two are allowed to stay together. When the court case comes, the prosecutors have a policy that:
- they're going to attempt to block that couple from getting together;
- they're going to ask the judge for a full protective order, and that's very detrimental many times because sometimes you're living with the other person.
Now that person gets the house or the apartment; you no longer have anywhere to go. What are you supposed to do?
The Argument for Peaceful Contact with Spouse
To try to counter this, you're going to need an attorney like Ron Hedding and the Hedding Law Firm because what we'll do is:
- we'll come prepared with an argument to try to keep you in the house;
- to try to keep you having peaceful contact with your significant other.
That's the crucial difference between an experienced prepared attorney and an attorney who doesn't know what they're doing. That attorney, like their clients, a lot of times will end up getting blindsided by the prosecutor and the judge.
Once the judge makes that ruling and sets the conditions of bail and orders you to stay 100 yards away from that person, it is tough to change that ruling except by waiting several months, which many people don't have the luxury to do.
So, I look at each case separately and independently. I don't just make snap judgments on cases. But, I can tell you right now, I have had a lot of success under the right circumstances, keeping families together, keeping those who love each other who got themselves in a bad situation together.
Criminal Defense For Domestic Violence Cases
But we have to go in with a plan. We have to go in with a strategy if we want to have the best chance to avoid that criminal protective order's long reach where they're forcing you to stay away from your significant other.
If you've got a domestic violence case in the San Fernando Valley, you've come to the right place. I've been doing criminal defense in the Valley for the past 27 years:
- I've handled thousands of domestic violence cases;
- I know how to deal with these protective orders;
- I also know how to deal with criminal cases.
You can't just get lost in the protective order. You've got to realize that there are also going to be potential criminal consequences against you in addition to the protective order.
So, you must hire an attorney right away. Come in and sit down with me so we can get the game plan together to protect your rights, your freedom, and your reputation.
Hedding Law Firm is a criminal defense law firm located in the San Fernando Valley at 16000 Ventura Blvd #1208 Encino, CA 91436. Contact us for a free case evaluation at (213) 542-0940.