Restraining Order Hearing Results in Dismissal!

Our office was recently retained to represent a client that was served with notice of a hearing for a civil restraining order filed against her. Our client had previously hired our office to represent her on a pre-filing investigation for the underlying alleged criminal offense in which she was given a citation for allegedly violating Penal Code section 203, “Mayhem”, and Section 242, “Battery.”

For the criminal pre-filing investigation, we filed a mitigation package to the arresting police department and the district attorney’s office requesting a “no filing” and providing documentation showing our client’s good character, no prior law enforcement contacts, and full-time employment. Ultimately, the prosecution declined to file criminal charges against our client for this matter.

Months after the altercation, our client was served with notice of a restraining order hearing from the other party. After being retained, we did a complete investigation of the history between the parties, outlined prior contacts, reviewed medical documentation, and prepared our client for potential testimony.

At the restraining order hearing, attorney Steve Escovar vigorously cross-examined the petitioner exposing inconsistencies in her story and critical information that she failed to disclose to the court. After the petitioner’s testimony, the court stated it did not need to hear from the respondent and dismissed the matter.

This is a wonderful result for our client, resulting in a “no filing” of the criminal charges and a complete dismissal of the restraining order!

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