The Truth - the Winning Argument for Your Case

7 Nov. 2013

"They Will Deny Everything. I Will Not Be Able to Prove I Need Protection."

Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

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Domestic violence victims often fail to seek restraining orders because they fear that it will just be their word against the perpetrator's.

However, an experienced restraining order attorney may very well be able to identify information that you did not know you had to prove your case. An attorney experienced at obtaining restraining orders will also be able to advise you how to affordably and safely document future physical abuse, threats or a pattern of harassment or vandalism that will qualify you to obtain a protective order.

Often it is simple as installing an inexpensive hidden camera in a legally appropriate place, or finding archived emails and voice mails. In more complex situations, things that trigger the harassing, threatening or violent conduct can be identified. With suitable hidden security and surveillance measures, the conduct can then be documented, and a protective order can be obtained the same or next day.

Domestic violence victims must only prove their case by "a preponderance of the evidence." This means that the judge (there is no jury involved) must believe that it is more likely than not that you were the victim of domestic violence, threat to your person or property or objectively harassing conduct.

If you feel you may be in need of a protective order, contact a family law attorney immediately. Delay dramatically affects a judge's willingness to take your case seriously.

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