A restraining order is a court order intended to protect a person from harassment, physical abuse, stalking, and threats. When a person violates the terms and conditions of his or her restraining order, California Penal Code 273.6 comes into play. The code states that “any intentional and knowing violation of a protective order…is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.”
Common legal defenses against these charges include showing that the defendant was not issued a restraining order lawfully, that the defendant had no knowledge of a restraining order, or that the defendant did not violate an order willfully.
If you have been charged with violating a restraining order, contact the law office of H. Charles Gorian. We have years of experience dealing with these charges and we know the California laws that affect your situation. Our law firm has helped men and women throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County, and we may be able to help you.
One phone call could be the difference between harsh criminal penalties and freedom. Call our lawyer today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation.