Restraining Orders are often filed in the following cases:

  •    Domestic Violence;
  •    Harassment;
  •     Threats;
  •     Stalking;
  •     Unwanted Contact;

I have successfully obtained many Restraining Orders to protect clients, their children, spouses and extended family members and friends.  I have also defended many wrongfully filed Restraining Orders as well.  Restraining Orders vary in type, duration, and seriousness:

Emergency Protective Order- Usually issued by the Police in the Event of alleged violence.  These last only Five (5) days.  If you require a longer order You must get one from Court;

Domestic Violence Restraining Order – (DVPA) these are Initially issued as “TRO’s or Temporary Restraining Orders.   The Court can make Them last as long as Five (5) Years;

Civil Restraining Orders – Similar to DVPA’s – but used against Unrelated Third (3rd) Parties;

Criminal Restraining Orders – Issued in a Criminal Matter- May Also require a “DVPA” to modify things such As Child Custody, visitation, etc.

If you have had a Restraining Order wrongfully issued against you, I defend these also.   Don’t risk Jail, loss of employment, loss of reputation and future earnings by trying to defend these yourself.  Call me, Attorney Kevin J. Kensik



Contact Attorney Kensik to discuss all of these Options at 310-891-2300 or 310-704-0879