People v. Jon Doe (restraining order)
In this matter, my client's soon to be x-wife filed a restraining order against him. My client was taken back by the allegations as he was determined to prove that they were false. In this case, our office interviewed witnesses, gathered back ground information and in addition we obtained a police report that suggested that my client was in fact the person assaulted. In the end the restraining order was dismissed and my client was happy.
A restraining order, although civil in its inception can result in criminal charges if violated. Further, as a result of having the restraining order in place the restrained party must give up and or transfer any firearms they have in there possession and are further prohibited to owning or possessing any firearms during the period of the restraint. Moreover, having a restraining order placed upon you can inhibit employment as well as restrict your freedom of movement. It is highly important to consult with an experienced attorney that can help defend you during this process.