Feeling threatened by neighbors or strangers is frightening, particularly if you’re not sure what options you have for stopping the threat or for protecting yourself against it.
Fortunately, you don’t have to face this situation by yourself. What you’re experiencing is civil harassment, and you do have legal options to safeguard yourself.
I, Michael C. MacNeil, a civil harassment attorney in San Diego, can help you to file a civil harassment restraining order in California. In addition, I can guide you through the process of filing a civil lawsuit for harassment.
What Exactly is Civil Harassment?
Civil harassment and domestic violence are similar to each other, but the former is different in that it doesn’t have to involve an immediate family member or significant other. Instead, it may involve a cousin, niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, non-romantic roommate, work acquaintance, neighbor, or friend.
If one of the above parties is threatening to harm you, it is within your right to file a civil harassment restraining order against him or her in California. With the help of an attorney, you can easily secure a protective order and attain a new sense of security going forward. Likewise, an attorney can help you to collect damages due to being harassed and threatened by a distant family member, your so called friends, and even strangers.
More Details About Civil Harassment
One (unfortunately) common example of civil harassment includes being stalked. Another is receiving harassing calls, texts, or emails, or any correspondence that threatens your safety and livelihood. Filing a civil harassment restraining order in California is critical for your physical and psychological safety when another’s conduct is menacing your life.
The conduct of the other party is deemed harassment if it is annoying, is alarming, and doesn’t serve a legitimate purpose. Specifically, the person seeking court protection must have suffered serious emotional distress as a result of the other person’s conduct.
Tap into the Restraining Order Expertise of Attorney Michael C. MacNeil
If you’re tired of being harassed by a distant relative or stranger, I, attorney Michael C. MacNeil, can help. I can help you to obtain a civil harassment restraining order in California, which will require the other person to quit contacting you and to stay a particular distance from you. Or, I can assist you in filing a legal suit for damages.
I approach all civil harassment cases with the goal of treating you like I would treat my own family. I’ve personally seen how matters involving harassment can be stressful for my clients, and my goal is to help you to address these matters with confidence.
Contact me today to set up a free half-hour consultation. We’ll go over your options and help you to pursue the best outcome possible in California.