A restraining order is a court order from the judge that prevents future harassment often requiring one person to stay away from another. It is meant to stop the harassment from escalating which can lead to violence and serious injuries. The most common type is a civil harassment restraining order which you can apply for if you are the victim of harassment. In order to have a successful claim, you must prove that either you have faced unlawful violence, a credible threat of violence, or a course of conduct directed at a specific person that annoys or harasses that person and causes emotional distress. Harassment not only includes threats of violence but also harassing phone calls, emails, texts, and messages. Another example of harassment includes an ex-spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend stalking you or unexpectedly showing up at your house or work trying to harass and cause problems. The same is true for a neighbor causing problems and making it difficult to live next to each other or in the same building.
If you are seeking a restraining order to protect yourself from harassment or you have been falsely accused of harassment and have been served with a restraining order yourself, please contact the lawyers at Avazian & Avazian to protect and defend your rights.
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