You do not have to accept harassment. You can fight back with the help of a domestic violence lawyer. At Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell we will work tirelessly to ensure that you can move forward with your life without feeling frightened, powerless, and helpless. Read on to discover the legal options to respond to harassment, and then call us at (909) 920-0908 to learn more.
The Definition of and Examples of Harassment
For many victims of domestic violence, harassment can be one of the hardest forms of abuse to live with because it is not always identified as such. However, it can leave a victim feeling terrorized and powerless. Harassment can become domestic violence if it involves an intimate partner and includes stalking (this includes cyberstalking), making threats, or sending emails, texts, etc., that are harassing.
There Are Three Main Ways a Domestic Violence Attorney Can Help
If you are dealing with unwanted and harassing attention of a family member or intimate partner, then we strongly recommend you contact an attorney sooner rather than later. At Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell there are three main ways we can help:
- We can have an emergency protective order put into place. This is a type of restraining order that, as the name implies, is used in an emergency situation. It provides five days of almost automatic protection against anyone who is stalking or otherwise harassing you. The five days it lasts is intended to give you the time to have a more permanent restraining order put in place.
- We can work to have a domestic violence restraining order put into place. This is a specific type of restraining order that applies to a person who has been harassed by their spouse, domestic partner, live-in romantic partner, ex, dating partner, and certain other people. We can work to have a temporary restraining ordered for up to 21 days. Later, we can work to convince the judge to extend it to a “permanent” order that will be in place for up to three years.
- We can work to have a civil harassment restraining order put into place. If you are being abused by someone who does not qualify as a domestic violence abuser, then you can request a civil harassment restraining order. We can help you understand the difference and which is more applicable to your situation.
Call Us Today to Learn More About Your Options
There is no reason to wait – contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell today at (909) 920-0908. We are happy to provide a free, confidential consultation during which we can consider all the facts and offer our best legal advice. You are not in this alone – we are here to help. call us now at (909) 920-0908 and let us get started.