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What Happens if a Restraining Order is Violated in San Diego

On Behalf of | Jan 23, 2022 | Domestic Violence

What happens if a restraining order is violated in San Diego?  When someone has been given a temporary or permanent restraining order the Court has issued a legal decision which is enforceable by law.  Any violation of a restraining order should be immediately reported to the police.  If you are not in imminent danger you can consider calling on a non-emergency number but if you feel like you are in harm’s way dial 911.

You should write down all information and seek printed copies of any electronic communications via text, e-mail, social media or even a hand-written note.  Be sure to note any information relating to the specific circumstances surrounding the violation as anyone who may have witnessed an even or communications.

Restraining orders in San Diego are quite a serious legal matter.  A restraining order and the instructions contained within are available to law enforcement across the country and apply even if the person who sought the order is travelling.  The

If a restraining order is violated in San Diego the Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq can work with you to file an immediate motion with the Court for contempt.   California law provides several immediate remedies including up to a year in a county jail, a fine of up to $1,000 or both.  A finding of contempt of Court also carries civil and criminal penalties.

Restraining orders are serious business.  The instructions issued by the Court must be carried out to the letter.  An order of “No Communications” means exactly that – no phone calls, emails, texts, personal contact or even attempting contact through another individual.  Restraining orders usually also contain a “stay away” order preventing contact at home, work, school or anywhere in public.  Restraining orders usually address weapons such as knives and firearms and all forms of munitions.

If a restraining order is violated in San Diego the person who sought the restraining order should take immediate action to protect themselves and enforce the Order.

Protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.