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Civil Harassment

If you have been served with a civil harassment order and you aren't sure what to do, then let the OC criminal attorneys at Law Office of Michael L. Guisti help you.

What is a Civil Harassment Order?

A civil harassment order (CHO) is an injunction, commonly known as a restraining order, which stops and prohibits further harassment. A CHO can be filed by an acquaintance, coworker, neighbor, or stranger. If accused by a spouse or family member, an individual will likely be served a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO).

Issuing a CHO in Orange County

In order for the court the issue a civil harassment order, the alleged victim must have suffered harassment or stalking as defined by California law. Stalking includes the following unwelcomed actions:

  • Telephone calls
  • Emails
  • Notes
  • Texts
  • Physical presence at or near an alleged victim's home or work

Furthermore, a CHO can be issued in the case of criminal threats, or credible threats of violence that reasonably place the victim in fear for his or her safety or the safety of loved ones.

Accused of Civil Harassment?

Being accused of stalking and harassment not only limits where you can go, but it also has a major social stigma. Law Office of Michael L. Guisti has the experience and skills to fight for you.

It's possible you may have been seen around the area where an alleged victim lives or works, but he or she must be able to concretely link you to messages and/or actions of harassment. If you've been wrongly accused, our attorneys can help formulate a defense documented by telephone, email, and internal computer records to help prove your innocence and revoke a CHO.

If you have a CHO issued against you, regardless of your guilt, it is crucial to respect the order until your court hearing. Violating a CHO can hurt your defense case and can lead to additional penalties.

CHOs can be fought. With legal representation from Law Office of Michael L. Guisti, you can defend yourself and maintain your reputation. Call us at (714) 530-9690 now for the assistance you deserve!

Whether you're facing a felony or a misdemeanor, don't risk a conviction. Act quickly to redeem your reputation and protect your record by consulting with our Orange County criminal defense lawyer. Call today to schedule your free consultation.

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