We have successfully obtained both harassment and domestic injunctions, known commonly as Restraining Orders, for many clients. If someone is harassing you or if a prior roommate, partner, spouse, or another has committed acts of violence against you or has threatened to do so in the future, please call DAVEY & GOLDMAN for help. A petitioner is basically asking a court to bar the other person from any contact, direct or indirect with the Respondent and to prevent the Respondent from possessing or owning a firearm.
In a harassment injunction you are asking a court to bar the Respondent from engaging in future acts of harassment and can request further restraints. If the court issues the injunction you could be protected from this behavior for up to four (4) years. If the Respondent violates the injunction he or she can be charged with a crime for doing so.
It is very important in these types of cases to obtain a lawyer immediately. The process for obtaining an injunction takes only a few weeks. Therefore, it is important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to understand your situation, potential options, and chances for success in obtaining the issuance of an injunction.