In California, if you are a victim of domestic violence or you have a child that has been abused; you can protect yourself and your loved ones by filing a restraining order. A restraining order should be filed if you or your children are victims of:
- Domestic Violence
- Child Abuse
Restraining Orders: The Basics
Once the restraining order has been filed and it has been served to the abuser, the information will be stored in a database known as “CLETS” or California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System. Keeping this information filed will ensure that the abuser will be arrested if the order has been violated.
Restraining orders can guarantee that your abuser will not be able to enter your home, your workplace, or come anywhere near you or your children. It also ensures that your children will not be taken away, can prohibit your abuser from owning a weapon, and the prospect of jail time should prevent your abuser from posing any additional threats to you or your family.
To qualify for a domestic violence restraining order in California, the person that you want to file an order against must be:
- A spouse or former spouse
- The person you are living with
- The other parent of your child
- The person you are dating
More Information on Restraining Orders
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