A Restraining Order Can Cost Law Enforcement Officers Their Job
Restraining orders are an important tool in defusing domestic disputes, but they aren’t always used appropriately. In some cases, one party may unfairly accuse the other party of violence in order to gain a legal advantage during divorce. In other cases, both parties may have been involved in an argument, but only one party takes the blame.
Unfortunately, if the accused is a police officer, a restraining order can have a serious impact on their job, their life and their career. They may be prohibited from owning a weapon, they may need to live at a different residence and their job may even be called in to question, regardless of the situation which led to the restraining order being filed.
At the Law Offices of Nory R. Pascua, APC, I represent law enforcement officers and help them protect their right to do their jobs and maintain steady employment even during periods of disagreement in their family lives. As in all of my family law work, I will stand up proactively for your interests.
Don’t Let a Domestic Violence Accusation Spiral Out of Control
Disagreements between family members can quickly escalate, at home as well as in the legal system. All too often, an unfounded accusation of domestic violence can trigger a series of hurdles for law enforcement officers. First, you might lose access to use your service weapon while on duty; that, in turn, can temporarily or permanently deprive you of a steady income. Ironically, though, you may still be asked to pay attorney’s fees not just for yourself but for the person who has accused you of domestic violence in the first place. In this scenario, an accuser can simultaneously send you bills while also depriving you of the ability to pay them.
Fortunately, the legal system does provide an opportunity for you to defend yourself and avoid this outcome. It’s crucial, in this situation, to work with a skilled and experienced attorney who will not waste your opportunity to clear your name and protect your job.
I am a certified family law specialist with nearly two decades of legal experience. I understand that domestic violence accusations are not always made in good faith, and that they can be used to affect child custody terms and other aspects of divorce proceedings. I have also seen many cases in which so-called “domestic violence” was actually used in self-defense, after the accuser struck first.
My job is to help you tell your side of the story and to help the judge in your case see things your way.
Don’t Leave Your Livelihood to Chance. Speak with an Attorney Today.
If you are a law enforcement officer who has been accused of domestic violence, there is no time to waste. The sooner you call my office, the sooner you protect yourself against a Restraining Order and the potential loss of your income.