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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FAQ #15
15. What evidence shall I bring to court?
• Testimony of a witnesses;
• Clothing that was ripped;
• Photographs of bruises, cuts, or other injuries inflicted;
• Copies of threatening letters or emails from respondent;
• Medical records documenting domestic violence; or
• Police reports.
Sometimes people make the mistake of not adequately preparing for the hearing. It
is very difficult and expensive to appeal a decision once it is made. If someone is
filing a restraining order against you, it is a good idea to seek legal representation.
A DVPA order may have far reaching consequences. You may lose your job, if you
work in certain occupations, or may not be able to apply for certain licenses. It can
be trying for even the most experienced attorney to gather evidence in the short
periods of time necessary for the hearing. You should subpoena any third party
witnesses to the domestic violence as soon as possible, especially police officers.
If the police officers do not bring evidence that you subpoena to the hearing, it may
be necessary to ask the court to continue the hearing and re-issue the TRO.
Contact a Los Angeles Domestic Violence Attorney at Law Offices of Warren R. Shiell
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