If you are in an intimate relationship with a person who is making threats against you, take those threats seriously. Do not wait for them to act on those threats. You have rights and a domestic violence attorney can help ensure that your rights are respected. You do not have to live in fear – there are options out there. Contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at (909) 920-0908 for a free confidential legal consultation.
The Threats Do Not Have to Be Against You
In fact, not only can you take action if a romantic partner (or ex romantic partner) makes threats against you, you can take action if they have made threats against certain other people as well. For example, if they have threatened your children or other family members, or even if they have threatened your pet. The threats do not have to be made in person – they can be made exclusively online.
The Threats Must Considered “Legitimate”
A person can make a “joke” and not be guilty of making threats if the joke they made does not involve a real and legitimate reason for the subject of the joke to be fearful. For example, if a person threatened to set off a nuclear bomb in your home, this would not be credible because they do not have access to a nuclear. What the courts refer to as a “reasonable” person would not find this frightening.
On the other hand, if that same person threatened to drive their car through your front door and they had the means to do so, then this may be considered a criminal threat. Again, the judge or jury will have to decide if the threat is “reasonable.” This means that you being fearful is not enough – a reasonable person must also find the threats credible.
We Can Secure Emergency Protection for You
In order to get a temporary restraining order, all you need to do is contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell and we can help you through the process. However, if you want a permanent restraining order then you will need evidence. We can help you gather hits evidence, which may involve text messages, recordings of voice mails, and other types of evidence.
Get Away Now!
The last thing you want is to wait until you have actually been injured to file a complaint. If you have reason to believe that you are in danger then now is the time to get away. Contact an attorney such as Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell to get the restraining order set up. Note that your call to us at (909) 920-0908 is confidential. Even if you just want advice and decide that now is not the time to leave, everything you say to us will be confidential. Call now to get started.