Civil Restraining Orders
We Fight for Our Clients’ Rights
The Law Office of Ali Ziai represents individuals in both pursuing and defending against civil restraining orders, which are issued after hearings that are quasi-criminal in nature. These restraining orders are taken very seriously by the courts. Consequently, whether you are seeking a restraining order against someone who has been abusing or threatening you, or you need to defend yourself against a civil restraining order, you must work with an experienced attorney.
Let the Law Office of Ali Ziai help you through the civil restraining order process. You can expect integrity, experience, and a tenacious fight for your rights when you work with our firm.
Our law firm provides dedicated and compassionate legal services to clients across Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Attorney Ali Ziai has handed thousands of criminal cases, and is prepared to use his extensive experience to help you with your case. Our office is conveniently located in Woodland Hills, and for your convenience, we provide our services in both English and Farsi.
To schedule a consultation, call our office at (818) 600-6477 or send us a message online. We are standing by to help you.
What Are Civil Restraining Orders?
A civil restraining order is a type of court order meant to protect people from violence. The person seeking the restraining order (“petitioner”) has to prove to a court by clear and convincing evidence at a hearing (typically involving witness testimony and documentary evidence) that the person they are seeking the order against (“respondent”) has been violent, poses a credible threat of violence, or has been harassing the petitioner.
A credible threat of violence may include:
- Making harassing calls
- Sending harassing messages
- Threats of violence
A violation of such a restraining order, once issued, is punishable as a misdemeanor that carries with it a punishment of up to one year in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both.
How a Civil Restraining Order Can Impact Your Life
A restrained party can have their civil liberties significantly curtailed, and their freedom of movement restricted for a period of up to five years. The restraining order can also be renewed for another five years at the request of the protected party.
A civil restraining order can impact your ability to:
- See your children
- Visit your friends and family
- Go to work or find employment
- Attend school or other vocational training programs
You may also find that your reputation has been negatively affected. It is not uncommon to feel cut off or ostracized from your community due to having a civil restraining order issued against you, especially if that restraining order remains in effect for a decade.
Our Law Firm Provides Compassionate, Aggressive Representation
Civil restraining orders can dramatically impact your life, making these hearings important for both parties involved. Attorney Ali Ziai also knows this process can be overwhelming. With this in mind, he aims to facilitate a comfortable office atmosphere for clients to openly discuss their restraining order concerns. He has extensive trial experience, including 12 years as a prosecutor, so he knows how to build an effective trial strategy to your advantage.
When you work with The Law Office of Ali Ziai, we put our prosecution experience to use on your civil restraining order. For confident and assured representation, contact us online or at (818) 600-6477 to get started.
“What sets Ali apart from some of the other attorneys I have had experience with, and probably from most attorneys, actually, are his communication skills and his compassion for his clients.”