What qualifies for a restraining order in California?

What qualifies for a restraining order in California?

You can ask for a civil harassment restraining order if you are being harassed, stalked, abused, or threatened by someone you are not as close to as is required under domestic violence cases, like a roommate, a neighbor, or more distant family members like cousins, aunts or uncles, or nieces or nephews.

What is legally considered harassment in California?

The civil harassment laws say “harassment” is: Unlawful violence, like assault or battery or stalking, OR. A credible threat of violence, AND. The violence or threats seriously scare, annoy, or harass someone and there is no valid reason for it.

What is a civil harassment restraining order in California?

A civil harassment restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from violence, stalking, serious harassment, or threats of violence. A person has abused (or threatened to abuse), sexually assaulted, stalked, or seriously harassed you, and. You are scared or seriously annoyed or harassed.

What is a peaceful contact order in California?

Peaceful contact order refers to a type of restraining order issued in domestic violence cases to a person by the court allowing the restrained person to contact the protected person as long as all contact is peaceful.

How do you stop someone harassing you legally?

Apply for a restraining or protection order A restraining order (protection or no-contact order) is an enforceable legal document that stops a harasser from repeating problematic behavior. A court grants this order and the police enforce it. You will need to serve notice to the harasser.

How hard is it to get a restraining order in California?

To obtain a permanent civil restraining order the Petitioner must prove their allegations to the court with “Clear and Convincing” evidence. Clear and convincing evidence goes far beyond simple declarations.

How long does a peaceful contact order last in California?

Orders are effective as of the date they were issued by the judicial officer. CPOs and DVROs expire on the date written in the order. CPOs can be in effect for up to ten (10) years.