San Luis Obispo Domestic Violence Lawyers
Domestic violence is abuse or threats of abuse between two people in a close relationship, including family members and current or former roommates, spouses, and partners.
If you live in the San Luis Obispo area and have been a victim of domestic violence or you are wrongfully accused of domestic violence, Hosford & Hosford can help. We work with clients to obtain restraining orders and orders of protection, and we assist clients in combatting false allegations of domestic violence. Learn more.
Responding to Domestic Violence
Call 911 immediately if you believe that you are in danger of imminent harm. You may contact the lawyers at Hosford & Hosford once you reach a secure and safe location.
Typically, our approach is to seek a restraining order against the person who is abusing you. A restraining order—also known as a protective order—is a court order that restricts that person from certain behavior. This may include:
- Coming within a certain distance of you or your children.
- Going near your home, place of work, children’s schools / places of care, or vehicle.
- Contacting or calling you.
- Threatening, harassing, stalking, or attacking you.
- Owning or buying a gun.
A restraining order can force the person to move out of the home where the protected person lives and take only clothing and personal belongings until the court hearing. If the restrained person breaks the restraining order, he or she may face jail time, pay a fine, or both.
Hosford & Hosford prepares restraining orders and represents San Luis Obispo domestic violence clients at court hearings. Our lawyers understand the importance of achieving success in these cases, and we prepare diligently and work with commitment on behalf of our clients.
Domestic Violence Accusations
Hosford & Hosford’s attorneys know the damage that false accusations of domestic violence can cause. These accusations are especially disturbing when they are used as leverage in divorce and child custody cases.
We help clients protect their reputation and restore their rights. When you meet with us for your initial consultation, our experienced attorneys will advise you of your legal rights and options. After the emergent issues have been dealt with, we will work with you to develop a strategy for your case.
Most judges reviewing applications for domestic violence restraining orders error on the side of caution. An order for a brief cooling off period will not make matters worse. But do not assume that just because the court gave you a temporary order that it will make the order permanent at the full hearing.
No one has the right to misuse domestic violence accusations to achieve legal goals. Contact Hosford & Hosford for assistance with these concerns.