Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Domestic violence is a serious issue that should never be taken lightly. At Griffith, Young & Lass, our goal is to provide our domestic violence clients with a safe environment and ensure that their safety and best interests are kept in mind.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please contact John Griffith, a San Diego divorce attorney that excels in the area of domestic violence victim advocacy as well as defense. He can arrange for temporary restraining orders to be requested or represent you in family court for emergency child custody orders within 48 hours.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another … Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma and sometimes death.”
While research indicates that 85 percent of all domestic violence victims are women, a noticeable 15 percent are male. Both genders are capable of being victims of domestic violence.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department recommends domestic violence victims take these steps of action to receive help:
Contact the San Diego Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200.
Call the San Diego County Domestic Violence 24-hour hotline 1-888-DVLINKS (385-4657) for emergency assistance or ongoing needs.
In Los Angeles County a toll-free call to (800) 978-3600 provides information on what to do and where to go for help.
Leave your home or have someone stay with you. Go to a spouse abuse shelter. Call the North County Family Violence Prevention Center at (760) 798-2835.
Get medical attention from your doctor or hospital emergency room. Ask the staff to photograph your injuries and keep detailed records in case you decide to take legal action.
The attorneys and staff at Griffith, Young & Lass promise to make you and your family’s safety their first priority. Domestic violence should be reported immediately. We will help guide you and your family along the path to recovery, and ensure your legal protection. Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation or ask any questions you may have about rescuing you or someone you know from a violent relationship.