Previous Criminal Convictions May Have a Bearing in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in Orange County, California

Whenever a petition for domestic violence is filed through an Orange County domestic violence attorney, the judge must review the criminal record of the alleged abuser.  If the alleged abuser has a conviction for a violent felony or a misdemeanor for domestic violence, weapons or other violence, the court can use the information as the basis to issue a restraining order in the current family law situation. If the criminal record does not include any convictions, then the court must destroy the record and it does not become part of the domestic violence proceedings. However, if the court uses the information, then the divorce attorney for either party may obtain a copy of the record, but the criminal record does not become part of the domestic violence record, and its distribution is severely limited.

If you need a domestic violence attorney in the South Orange County area, contact Treviño Law, Inc, at (949) 643-5662. Conveniently located off of the 5 and 405 freeway at Lake Forest.

Treviño Law, Inc
23151 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, California.

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