Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
One of our most precious and cherished rights is our peace and tranquility, especially in our homes. What starts as neighbor dispute, or any dispute with someone who is not an immediate family member, often escalates and can turn violent. The laws of our state provide for freedom from this type of harassment and violence.
Section 527.6 of the California Code of Civil Procedure provides our courts to order an individual to stop harassing, intimidating, molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, sexually assaulting, battering, abusing, telephoning, destroying personal property, contacting and coming within a specified distance of, or disturbing the peace of the party requesting the relief.
If an order is granted, the individual who is now restrained must relinquish any firearms that are in their possession, and they will have the restraining order recorded on their background. This not only causes them to lose their right to bear arms, but also can prevent them from obtaining housing or employment.
Oftentimes, both parties involved in a neighbor dispute, or other dispute, have committed acts that would constitute civil harassment. That is why it is important to have an experienced attorney evaluate your case to make sure that your rights are protected.
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