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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 law enforcement 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 into 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 over 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.
“As a law enforcement officer, my life was turned upside down when my ex made false domestic violence allegations against me. My ex lied and was able to obtain an EPO, a TRO, sole legal and sole physical custody of my two children with minimal supervised visitations to me, and an unfathomable amount in child support. Luckily, I found Nory, who specializes in working with law enforcement officers. Nory was trial ready and was able to fight off the restraining orders. Also, she was ultimately able to get me joint legal custody and close to joint physical custody of my children. I am so happy to now be able to jointly raise my daughters and spend a substantial amount of time with them. And, I am thrilled to still be employed with a local area police department.” – Leo
- Divorce (Dissolution of Marriage)
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Marital Settlement Agreements
- Division of marital property
- Post-divorce modifications
- Annulments or Legal Separation