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Consequences of Violating a Restraining/Protective Order

Violating a protective or restraining order in the state of California is considered a “wobbler” offense and is unlawful for any individual to violate intentionally, according to California Penal Code 273.6.

There are various types of restraining order that result in different restrictions and penalties. The main subcategories of restraining orders include:

Types of Restraining Order

  1. Domestic Violence Restraining Order
  2. Workplace Violence Restraining Order
  3. Civil Harassment Restraining Order
  4. Dependent Adult Abuse or Elder Restraining Order

Restrictions of Restraining Orders

  1. Residential
  2. Bare Firearms
  3. Behavioral
  4. Employment
  5. Communication

Penalties/Punishment of Violation of Restraining Orders (Minor)

  • Permanent criminal record
  • Fine of approximately $1,000
  • Up to a one-year sentence in county jail

Penalties/Punishment of Violation of Restraining Orders (Injury caused to another party)

  • Permanent criminal record
  • Fine of approximately $2,000
  • Anywhere from one month to one year in jail

If you did not commit the offense of violating a protective/restraining order, you must prove your innocence with evidence such as communication records (text messages, phone calls), witness statements, camera footage, GPS records, etc.

It is advisable to seek legal assistance from our office today as we strive to help guide you with your specific case and understand how restraining order violation penalties can affect your life.

Attorney Ramona Kennedy cares about your case and will fight for you.

You can contact attorney Ramona Kennedy Law Offices (Kennedy Law LC) for an initial consultation and case evaluation. The first consultation is free of charge. 

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