Successfully Defended Permanent Civil Harassment Restraining Order! Denied After Hearing! Temporary Restraining Order Dissolved!

Recently, at the Compton Courthouse in Los Angeles County, our client was served with notice of a civil harassment restraining order hearing for allegedly entering the petitioner’s home and sexually touching her. Our client was served with a temporary restraining order until a hearing on the civil harassment restraining order.

According to the declaration attached to the petition filed by the petitioner, she was alleging that our client was her next-door neighbor and had entered her unlocked apartment in the middle of the night and sexually touched her. She also alleged that on two prior occasions our client had committed lewd acts outside of her window.

At the hearing on the civil harassment restraining order, the petitioner testified that our client entered her home, touched her on multiple body parts, and ran out of the house after she awoke and screamed. After cross-examination, we argued that the petitioner failed to meet her burden, presented insufficient evidence, and that a restraining order was not necessary because our client had since moved from the location and had not attempted to make contact.

The court denied the petitioner’s request for a civil harassment restraining order and dissolved the temporary restraining order that had been previously issued prior to the hearing. This is a victory for our client and results in no restraint on his liberty!

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