What Is an Emergency Protective Order?
Protective Order Lawyers in Murrieta
An emergency protective order (EPO) is a type of restraining order issued by a judge at the request of a law enforcement officer. This is needed when there is an issue involving domestic violence, child abuse, child sexual abuse, elder abuse, or child neglect.
This type of restraining order is usually issued after law enforcement has been called to a residence based on a report of abuse. If an officer feels that there is a threat of potential danger after the reported violation, they will speak with a judge or court official to obtain an emergency protective order.
If you need to obtain an emergency protective order, or if one has been issued against you, it is advisable that you speak with a lawyer immediately. Our can advise you of your rights and inform you of the terms surrounding the EPO. A Murrieta protective order attorney from our firm can also address any questions or concerns you may have about this form of a restraining order and its effects on you and your family.
About Emergency Protective Orders
The purpose of an EPO is the protection of adults and children from abusive behavior. There are a variety of types of orders that court can be asked to issue, one of which is an EPO. Protective orders prohibit:
- Physical violence
- Annoying phone calls
- Undesired sexual touching
- Destroying personal property
Emergency protective orders can be taken out against your:
- A person you live with
- A dating partner
- A relative by blood or through marriage
An EPO is a very temporary measure that only lasts for just days. For more lasting protection, a permanent restraining order will need to be issued by the court, followed by a hearing.
Emergency protective orders are a legal process best addressed by a knowledgeable lawyer who is willing to fight hard to protect your rights. We stand ready to combat frivolous orders issued against individuals. We are equally prepared to fight to keep you and your children from harm when an EPO is necessary against domestic abuse or violence.
Contact us at 951-506-6654 for a free consultation. We serve Murrieta, CA.