Domestic Violence Restraining Order Lawyers

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Most Common Family Law Issues:

Can a Person Have a Firearm while a Restraining Order Placed on them is in Effect?

No, a restrained person cannot have a firearm while the restraining order is in effect.  A firearm is any type of handgun, rifle, shotgun or assault weapon.

What Should a Restrained Person Do if He Owns or Possesses a Firearm?

A restrained person must do one of the following: 

After a Restrained Person Turns in a Firearm for Holding, Can He Sell it?

A restrained person who first turns in a firearm for holding can make one sale to a licensed gun dealer.  A bill of sale must be presented to the local law enforcement agency and the firearm will only be released to the licensed gun dealer.

What Happens if a Restrained Person Fails to Obey the Restraining Order?

If a restrained person does not obey the restraining order, he can be arrested.  He can be ordered to serve jail time or pay a fine.

Do I Need a Lawyer for my Restraining Order Issue?

Given the sensitive and serious nature of restraining orders it is probably wise to consult an experienced family lawyer.  A family lawyer can inform you of your rights and preserve any possible remedies you might have.

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Last Modified: 02-28-2014 01:03 PM PST

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