How a Domestic Violence Protection Act Court Case Works

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In California, the process the court uses to establish a DV Restraining Order involves three basic steps:

  1. Someone files a request for a Restraining Order in a court.
  2. The court may conduct a search to find out if the person to be restrained has outstanding warrants, or is currently on parole or probation.
  3. The judge reviews the case and makes a decision that reasonably protects those involved from future violence, usually after a hearing.

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