Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”)
on Domestic Violence Prevention

Attorney McGraw Offers Answers on Domestic Violence Prevention

McGraw Law P.C. provides answers to questions that many clients ask when having an attorney. Do you have more questions about the domestic violence prevention process? Call McGraw Law P.C. today at (540) 904-5704 or message us online.

Q: What Remedies are Available to Prevent Further Domestic Violence?

A: Upon petition to the court, temporary or lengthy restraining orders may happen. Orders issued in a domestic violence case may include:

  • The restrained person must not contact, attack, strike, threaten, batter, telephone, or disturb the peace of the protected person.

  • The restrained person must immediately move from the house shared with the protected person.

  • The restrained person must stay at least 100 yards away from the protected person, the protected person’s house, and the protected person’s place of employment.

  • The restrained person will take part in batterer treatment counseling and return to court with proof of completion.

  • The restrained person will become prohibited from purchasing firearms.

Other people, such as children and other family members who live in the same house, may take part in the process.