If you’ve been threatened with violence by a family member or romantic partner then you should know that your fear is understandable. You should also know that it’s illegal. While it may seem that no one would take you seriously, there is good news for you: We will take you seriously. Keep reading to learn about the illegality of threats and then contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at (909) 920-0908 to set up a consultation with a domestic violence attorney.
Don’t wait for your abuser to follow through on their threats
One of the biggest issues with these cases is that people often believe that there’s nothing they can do until their abuser follows through on the threats. This is not true. You don’t have to wait to be physically abused – you can get help right now via the Domestic Violence Protection Act. The best option is to work with a domestic violence attorney who can walk you through the process. This protection may apply to you if someone is making threats:
- In person
- Against you
- Against your children
- Against other family
- Against your pets
Not all threats count. The law states that the threats must be reasonable, which means that you must have a real fear for your safety.
We can help you prove threats of violence
It’s generally very easy to secure an emergency protective order but if you want a longer restraining order, or you want to keep your abuser away from children you have together, then you’ll need more than just your own side of the story – you’ll need proof.
As experienced attorneys, we know how to get this proof. We may need to look through your emails, texts, chats, etc. to find the threatening messages. We may look at pages from a diary, talk to witnesses, or find other proof. Our goal is to ensure that the judge issuing your restraining order understands just how serious these threats are and the danger you’re in.
You can leave today
The reality is that many people who are being abused stay because they don’t think they can afford to leave. If you are married then this is likely not true. We can help you secure a temporary spousal support and / or child support order so that you’re able to get out of a dangerous situation while you wait for your divorce. You are not stuck – no matter what your abuser may tell you.
The truth of the matter is that abusive people try to make those they abuse feel as though they have no options but you absolutely do have options. You can take action right now. Contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at (909) 920-0908 for a free, confidential legal consultation. Explain your situation and we can discretely get to work so that you’re not in further danger while we work on getting you out of there. You deserve to be safe. Call today for help.