Restraining Orders

Santa Barbara Restraining Order Attorney

Domestic violence comes in many forms, and it affects people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. While women and children are the most common victims of domestic violence, men can also be affected. People who have been the victims of domestic violence are often afraid to seek help, but at the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we have years of experience helping victims of domestic violence obtain the protection of the law.

At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we focus on securing orders of protection for persons who have been threatened by or who have experienced violence by a family member, spouse, ex-spouse, or household member.

Obtaining an Order of Protection

Restraining orders are legal documents commonly used to protect the victims of domestic violence from their abusers. The exact restrictions of the restraining order can vary from case to case, but they can include forbidding the abuser from coming within a certain distance of the victim. Restraining orders can also forbid attempts to contact by phone, mail, or other means.

Domestic violence comes in many different forms and actual violence such as an attempted assault or battery does not have to occur. A threat, intimidation, harassment, stalking, or interference with personal liberty is grounds for an Order of Protection. Restraining orders are not usually permanent, but they can be an effective way to keep an abuser away while the victim pursues legal action and works to restore his or her life to order. We can act quickly to obtain a temporary restraining order.

We represent people who have been accused of Domestic Violence.

Restraining orders are not meant to be used as a dishonest tactic to gain a strategic advantage in divorce or custody disputes. Unfortunately, some people in these situations often fabricate domestic violence allegations and petition for a protective order simply to punish, or gain an unfair advantage on the other party involved.

If you feel you are being wrongfully accused by a former spouse or your child’s other parent who is abusing the court system by filing fraudulent claims of harassment, abuse or assault, contact the Law Offices of GREGORY I. MCMURRAY, P.C., for immediate assistance with experience in protective order and restraining order defense.

Contact Us

If you are seeking to file or challenge a restraining order, contact a Santa Barbara restraining order attorney to protect your legal rights. . Call our Santa Barbara office today at 805-965-3703 or email us, we offer free initial consultations.