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  • If you have an Orange County restraining order placed against you, it’s important to contact a California restraining order defense attorney immediately.

    A California restraining order can lead to a range of potential consequences including the requirement to move out of your home, firearms purchase restrictions, the inability to visit certain areas and more.

    Below are some of the potential consequences of California restraining orders.

    Personal Conduct Order

    A personal conduct order designates a “protected person” whom the offender cannot contact.

    Actions that are banned can include emailing, calling, texting, or online messaging. Other offline actions that might be banned include attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, sexually assaulting, harassing, or destroying property or personal peace.

    Stay-Away California Restraining Order

    Stay away restraining orders in Orange County specifically instruct you to stay away from a specific person, typically further than a distance of around 50-100 yards. Those who are facing these orders are not only to stay away from the issuer’s home but their workplace as well.

    The restrained person may also have to stay away from locations like the protected person’s children’s schools or daycare, their vehicle, or any of the regular places that they go. As long as the restrained person knows the protected parties route fairly well, these orders are typically easy to follow.

    Residence Exclusion Order

    A residence exclusion, otherwise called a “kick-out” or “move-out” order, forces the restrained person to quickly move out from where they’re living and only take their clothes and personal belongings.

    These orders are typically put in place once there is a court hearing scheduled. Residence exclusion orders can be put in place in cases of domestic violence, elder abuse, dependent adult abuse, and more. Even if the home belongs to the restrained party, a court may require they leave the home.

    There are many consequences to having a restraining order placed against you, which is why it’s so important to take it seriously. Restrained people may need to move out of their home right away, may not be able to see their children for a specific amount of time, may not be allowed to purchase or possess a firearm, and more.

    A violation of any of the terms of a restraining order may result in additional charges being filed for California Penal Code Section 166, violation of a court order, which could result in a conviction.

    If you’ve had a California restraining order placed against you and you’re searching for an Orange County restraining order attorney to defend yourself or learn about your legal rights, contact Maltaise Cini Law today at (949) 660-1389 to see how we can help.