The California court system regards domestic violence as a very serious crime. If convicted of domestic violence, the consequences can be severe, wide-ranging and have a long-lasting effect on the future. However, according to FindLaw, public perception of domestic violence has evolved over the years, which has, in turn, changed the way that police respond to a domestic violence call.
The prevailing societal attitude toward domestic violence is that abuse occurs on a strictly male-on-female basis. However, research reported by FindLaw suggests that the incidence of women committing domestic violence against men is nearly equal to the incidence of men committing violence against a female domestic partner. At the law offices of John M. Kucera, Attorney at Law, we affirm that if you are facing a charge of domestic violence, you have the right to a legal defense, regardless of your gender.
One of the ways you could potentially get rid of a restraining order in California is simply to way for it to expire. Consider the duration of the order and the likelihood that the person who filed it will try to renew it, as well as any other pertinent factors. You could also decide to file a request to change or end the order.