Protective Order Attorney Services in San Diego, CA
A protective order is an official legal document with a variety of uses in both criminal and civil cases. Consult with the Law Offices of Roseline D. Feral to discover if you need protective order attorney services. We provide comprehensive protective order service in San Diego, CA, so that you can feel safe and secure as your case moves forward.
Discover What a Protective Order Does
The uses of a protective order sharply differ in civil and criminal cases, though a protective order is always intended to protect you from harm or harassment. All protective orders are issued by the court and thus, our offices can help you file the proper paperwork.
We help you obtain a protective order in criminal cases to protect you from discovery requests that are unreasonable or invasive. With a protective order, you are also protected against harassing and unnecessary questions in a deposition as well as overly invasive and unnecessary medical examinations.
Our goal is to help you proceed through the legal process without the added anxieties of being pursued by the prosecution. We want you to be as comfortable as possible as we navigate the legal complexities of your case.
We also help you obtain a protective order for civil cases, often dealing with abuse. In these circumstances, a protective order is available to you and to anyone else that is in your household and potentially a victim of abuse.
A civil protective order can determine the proximity that another party can have to you, as well as restrict certain behaviors of the abuser to protect you. We walk you through the process to ensure that the terms of the protective order are in your best interests.
Criminal offenses may be classified in one of three ways in California: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are traffic violations and are punishable by a maximum of a $250 fine. Infractions do not subject an individual to any jail time. A misdemeanor is more serious than an infraction but less serious than a felony in terms of the potential consequences. For a misdemeanor offense, you may be imprisoned for up to one year and face a fine of up to $2,000. Felonies are the most serious offenses. If you are convicted of a felony, you could face more than a year in jail and massive fines as well.
If you are being taken into custody based on a criminal charge, you must be read your Miranda rights prior to being interrogated. Miranda rights include the right to remain silent and the right to have an attorney present during your interrogation, both of which are important to exercise for anyone who is facing prosecution.
In all criminal cases, a defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless the prosecution is able to prove that they are guilty of the offense charged without a reasonable doubt. The prosecution must establish each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. The “reasonable doubt” standard is the highest evidentiary standard in the U.S. legal system. As a result, there may be many ways to challenge the prosecution’s version of events, such as by undermining the credibility of its witnesses, presenting alibi evidence, or arguing that the defendant lacked the necessary intent to commit the crime.
When you are facing a criminal charge, it is essential to explore every possible defense that may be relevant to your case. For example, self-defense may be an appropriate defense to raise if you have been charged with domestic violence or another type of assault. Constitutional protections regarding searches and seizures may help you get certain evidence excluded from the court’s consideration in a drug prosecution. A skilled criminal lawyer can help you determine which strategies to pursue and craft persuasive arguments on your behalf.
Continue the legal process with protective order attorney services from the Law Offices of Roseline D. Feral in San Diego, CA. Call 619-232-1010 to start filing for a protective order today.
San Diego criminal defense lawyer who has been serving Southern California residents for over 30 years.