The next day, when she was released from the hospital, Julie went to the courthouse and filed a Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence. She was granted a Temporary Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence. Then, she contacted our office for representation after realizing that she would need assistance in representing herself at the Final Hearing on her Petition for Injunction. Julie felt overwhelmed and anxious at the thought of having to face the abuser and present her case in court alone.
CCLA accepted her case for representation and prepared for the Final Hearing by gathering evidence, speaking to law enforcement who responded to the incident, and reviewing photos of Julie’s injuries. At the Final Hearing, we were successful in obtaining a Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence until further order of the Court. Eliciting relevant testimony and admitting evidence Julie would not have known to do.
Additionally, we provided Julie with assistance for the criminal case against the abuser providing victim’s rights enforcement. Her CCLA attorney was able to attend court hearings for her and with her. Julie was able to navigate through the civil and criminal systems and understand the difference between the cases and know what was going on with our assistance. We were able to convey her wishes to the prosecutor and advocate for what she wanted. Ultimately, Julie felt very relieved and safe after being granted a Final Judgment Against Domestic Violence in full force and effect until further order of the court and the abuser being convicted of domestic violence and getting sentenced to probation with all the terms she wanted. Julie was thankful for CCLA’s help with her cases.
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