Criminal Protective Orders

A criminal protective order, additionally known as a restraining order, is an order from the courts declaring that a person must refrain from doing particular acts, generally involving seeing, interacting with, threatening, hurting or otherwise harassing another person or individual. If you fail to fulfill the requirements of such an order placed against you, you could face serious charges if you don't take action and contact a Temecula criminal defense attorney.

Typically, violations of protective orders are misdemeanors. However, if you have two or more previous incidents on your record of violating a restraining order or if you stalked, harassed or the individual you are not to contact in any way, you could be charged with a felony.