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Restraining Orders

David Partovi knows how restraining orders work in Idaho and Washington. He has practiced criminal and family law for over 20 years.

Whether you need to protect yourself with a restraining order, or you need to appeal an order, our attorney in Spokane, WA, can help.

Learn more about how Partovi Law helps with restraining orders in Washington and Idaho...

What Are Restraining Orders?

Restraining orders, also called protection orders, are orders issued by a court that restrict a person's rights to interact with another person or entity. Protection orders most often come into play in civil cases when a person is accused of abuse, harassment, or domestic violence. If you are in danger, David Partovi can help you secure a restraining order.

Restraining orders can provide necessary protection to true victims of abuse or domestic violence. However, men and women occasionally make false accusations of abuse or domestic violence in order to gain leverage in divorce cases or child custody disputes. Under those circumstances, an innocent person can suddenly find themselves forced to leave their own home or cut off from contact with their children, and potentially face criminal proceedings. When you are served with an unfair protection order, our restraining order attorney can help you argue for the order to be lifted.

Types of Protection Orders

There are several types of protection orders in Washington State and Idaho. By consulting with a restraining order attorney at our Spokane law office, we can help determine which is best for your situation.

Temporary Restraining Order

Temporary restraining orders in Idaho and Washington State are often granted to protect a person until court proceedings can take place, and they are most often used in cases of domestic violence. They are granted for a 14-day period and need a court order to be extended. 

Domestic Violence Protection Order

A domestic violence protection order is the most common order of protection in Washington State. It is a court order against a family or household member who has harmed you or threatened to harm you.

No-Contact Order

A no-contact order does not require a petition as it is part of criminal action proceedings. This order prevents a person from making any sort of contact with you but generally does not last as long as a protection order. This order also does not award child custody or establish visitation.

Civil Anti-Harassment Protection Order

This type of order is used in situations where you are seeking a protection order against a non-family member. These often apply to stalker situations or disputes between neighbors and are helpful when a person has not been assaulted or threatened with bodily harm.

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Whether you are a victim of harassment or domestic violence, or you have been served with a restraining order, having an attorney who is well-versed in the state laws can be an invaluable tool. We understand that these situations can be complicated and frustrating, especially if you have been falsely accused.

We are here to help in whatever circumstances you might be in and can help you navigate the proceeding to ensure your rights are protected. Attorney David Partovi is licensed in both Washington State and Idaho. He has practiced law for over 20 years and he personally answers calls and responds to messages. Contact Partovi Law today.

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The Protection Order Process In Spokane County and Northern Idaho

You can enlist the aid of David Partovi at any step of the protection order process.
You can enlist the aid of David Partovi at any step of the protection order process.


The person who wants a protection order must petition the court. Depending on the circumstances of the case, they may need to petition the District Court or the Superior Court. A restraining order lawyer or the court clerk can help them determine what type of restraining order they need.

Judge Review

A judge will review the petition to determine if a temporary protection order is warranted. The petitioner may have to attend an ex-parte (one-side only) hearing to explain the case to the judge.


If the case seems valid, the judge will likely issue a temporary protection order against the alleged abuser (known as the respondent). The court will arrange for the respondent to be served with the order. The order typically restrains the respondent for two weeks.


The temporary order will specify a time and a place for a legal hearing where both sides will be allowed to speak before a judge. Both the petitioner and the respondent are allowed to have an attorney present if they wish. At the end of the hearing, the judge will decide to lift or extend the protection order.

Are You in Danger? We'll Help You Get a Protection Order

If you are the victim of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, or some other form of abuse, Spokane-based attorney David Partovi can help you petition the court for a protection order.

By petitioning for an official protection order, you can force your abuser to stop contacting you and to stay away from your home (even if you share a home with them). If your abuser violates the mandates of the protection order, they can face serious criminal charges.

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Have You Been Served a Restraining Order? We Can Represent You

If you have been served with a protection order in Spokane County or northern Idaho, do not violate the order. The best course of action is to consult with a restraining order lawyer like David Partovi.

You probably have a legal hearing scheduled in the next few weeks. If you meet with Mr. Partovi, he can help you prepare for your hearing, and he can even attend the hearing with you.

As an attorney who handles both civil and criminal cases, there is no situation too complicated for Mr. Partovi. Contact our Spokane office today for a free consultation.

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What Other Clients Say About Partovi Law


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Dave Partovi and his team fought hard for me, and genuinely cared about my case. They dealt with me like a human being, and were always honest with me. Never over-promising, always straightforward and honest. If you need someone in your corner who will fight for you while giving you the advice you need (not what you want), go to Partovi Law. Their legal help truly changed my life.

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David and his team are extraordinarily helpful, responsive, and above all so knowledgeable! They keep you informed from start to finish and make sure You feel like their only priority. Thank you again to the Partovi Law Team!

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Attorney David Partovi and his team are always available when you need them. They are proud to be associated with:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • United States District Court for the District of Idaho
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Washington State Court of Appeals – Division III

Contact us now by calling (509) 638-3247 or completing our online contact form. We can arrange to discuss your case with you as soon as possible.

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