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CA Protective & Restraining Order Chart

TypeDurationObtained by
Criminal PC 136.2
Protective Order in
Criminal Proceeding
Duration of criminal proceeding, up to and including probationary term/or 10 yr. provision of 646.9 (k)Prosecutor: to protect victim/witness from intimidation/used after plea or conviction of PC 646.9
Emergency Protective Order (PC 646.91/FC 6240 et.seq.)5 Court DaysPeace Officer: Stalking, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Child Abduction, Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse, Civil Harassment and Workplace Violence.
Civil Harassment (CCP 527.6)
Temporary Restraining Order
Petition for Injunction Prohibiting Harassment
Order to Show Cause TRO
15 - 21 days until permanent hearingVictim or Employer: to prevent stalking.
Proof of Personal Service
Permanent Restraining Order After Hearing
Up to 3 years
Workplace Violence (CCP 527.8)
Temporary Restraining Order
Petition of Employer for Injunction Prohibiting Violence or Threats of Violence against Employee
Order to Show Cause & TRO
Proof of Personal Service

15 - 21 days until permanent hearingEmployer: to prevent stalking workplace violence harassment.
Permanent Restraining Order after HearingUp to 3 years
Domestic Violence15 - 21 days until permanent hearingVictim
Temporary Restraining Order
(FC 6200 et. seq.)
Request for Order
Temporary Restraining Order & Notice of Hearing
Proof of Service
Permanent Restraining Order After Hearing
Up to 3 years

Forms

Civil Harassment Prevention

Domestic Violence Prevention

Workplace Violence Prevention