October 22, 2015 By Paul Wallin


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A recent Wallin & Klarich client was falsely accused of domestic violence and had a request for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) filed against him. A temporary restraining order was granted against him and he did not know where to turn. He knew that if a permanent restraining order were to be granted, it would ruin his career. The client turned to Wallin & Klarich for assistance in protecting his good name and his career.

CLETS Permanent Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO)

When a permanent restraining order is granted, certain personal information about the restrained person is entered into a database called the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS). This database makes the personal information and restraining order information easily accessible to law enforcement agencies throughout California. Certain professional agencies and licensing organizations require the restrained person to inform them of a CLETS restraining order so that they can review the orders and take any disciplinary actions necessary against the member.

Our client had a professional license from an organization that requires reporting, and a domestic violence restraining order would have jeopardized his career. We told him that we had two options.

  • We could try to negotiate a mutual stay away agreement with the other party, so that the DVRO request would officially be dropped.
  • If we were unsuccessful in doing so, we would have to fight the DVRO request in court. We decided to try to work out an arrangement with the other party so that we would not have to go through a long, drawn-out court battle to prove the client did not commit domestic violence against the other party.

Mutual Stay Away Agreement

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A domestic violence restraining order can put you in bad light and ruin your career. A mutual stay away agreement can help.

After filing a declaration of the client with the court and serving it on the other party, Wallin & Klarich reached out to the other party to see if we could come to an agreement to have the matter dismissed. Our attorney informed the other party of the evidence that we had that would show that our client did not commit acts of domestic violence against the other party. Further, we informed the other party when the DVRO request was denied, we would aggressively seek reimbursement for attorney fees and that our client did not want to have to do this; he just wanted to end the matter.

Wallin & Klarich negotiated a settlement whereby the parties both agreed to stay a certain distance away from each other and agreed not to make any contact via phone, e-mail or through a third party. The other party agreed to drop her DVRO request against our client so that a CLETS order would not be made. Our client was very happy with the result. He obtained exactly what he wanted. The DVRO matter was dismissed and that meant his professional reputation and career was protected. In addition, he received an order that the other party was required to stay away from him.

Contact the San Bernardino Family Law Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich

Whether you are requesting or objecting to a request for a domestic violence restraining order, you should rely on the experience of an aggressive Wallin & Klarich San Bernardino family law attorney. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience in handling domestic violence restraining order cases. We possess the knowledge of the law and attention to detail necessary to help you obtain the most favorable result possible in your case.

With offices located in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, West Covina, Victorville and Ventura, we are always available wherever you happen to live.

Call us today at (888) 749-7428. We will be there when you call.

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