Marble Falls, TX asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Texas

Q: About how much will it cost to get a lawyer to help me get a restraining order on a neighbor?

I am a disabled senior veterans and a convict neighbor felon beat me on my own property and he was not sentenced. How do I get a restraining order and how much will it cost?

2 Lawyer Answers

Grant St Julian III

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You may want to contact the District Attorney's office in your county and see if the State can obtain some type of protective order (which would be at no cost to you). If you desire you retain a private attorney, you will have to call around. There is no fee structure set by the State Bar, and an individual attorney has discretion on setting her/his fees. Good luck, and thank you for your service.

Kiele Linroth Pace

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You may be able to get a "Peace Bond" from your local Justice of the Peace court and you might be able to do it yourself for little or no money. Each county is divided into JP precincts so the first step is to determine which is the proper precinct for your home address. You can search the internet for county precinct maps. Then visit the JP court and ask for information on Peace Bonds. Some of them will have everything you need in a D-I-Y packet.

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