The Law Office of Kristi Peariso, P.C. provided experienced criminal defense to clients
in Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Thousand Oaks,
Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Goleta, Isla Vista, Malibu, Ojai, Carpentaria,
Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Port Hueneme, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and Los
Angeles County, California.
Anytime a victim of a crime is a family member, the crime is considered a domestic
violence case. Accordingly, these charges arise in a wide variety of matters including
spousal abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, vandalism or making criminal threats against
a family member of any kind. Punishments for domestic violence are serious and include
incarceration, fines, restitution, probation and court ordered abuse counseling.
Domestic violence is a situation that needs immediate attention from an experienced
lawyer. If you are facing domestic violence, domestic abuse or spousal abuse charges,
contact the Law Office of Kristi Peariso, P.C., in Ventura. I am dedicated to addressing
the criminal charges pending against you as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Contact my office today to learn more about how I handle the criminal side of domestic
Defending California Restraining Orders
I defend clients against both felony and misdemeanor domestic violence charges. I
also provide clients with defense against restraining orders.
Emergency Protective Order (EPO). This type of Restraining Order is issued by law
enforcement and is valid for 5 days.
Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order (TRO or DVRO). A California Temporary
Restraining Order is in force for three weeks, but it can be made into a permanent
restraining order for 1 to 3 years.
Criminal Protective Order (“No Contact” Order). This type of restraining order is
obtained through the District Attorney’s office, and is issued in active domestic
Civil Harassment Restraining Order (CHO). This restraining order doesn’t need to
qualify as a domestic violence restraining order. It can be used to stop harassment,
threats, stalking, etc. by neighbors, roommates and co-workers.
Being accused of a crime can be an extremely stressful experience. Let me take the
legal responsibility off of your shoulders. Contact me by calling 805-351-3794 to
schedule a free initial consultation and receive dependable legal representation.