California Protective Orders Laws
|Code Section||Family Code 6240, et seq.; 6320, et seq.; Penal 273.6|
|Activity Addressed by Order||Enjoining contact; excluding from dwelling; enjoining specific behavior; regarding minor child: custody, visitations. Penal code: any person who has domestic abuse perpetrated against him/her as shown by affidavit of reasonable proof|
|Duration of Order||Emergency order: the earlier of the close of the 5th business day after issue or 7 calendar days. Others: 3 year maximum unless extended by office or parties stipulate to permanent order|
|Penalty for a Violation of Order||1 year and/or $1,000; with physical injury: $2,000 or 30 days to 1 yr. in jail or both; subsequent conviction: $2,000, 6 mos.-1 yr. jail, or both, or state imprisonment|
|Who May Apply for Order||Spouse, cohabitant, fianc�/fianc�e, parent of one's child, blood relations.|
|Can Fees Be Waived?||-|
|Order Transmission to Law Enforcement||By the close of business on day of issuance; local law enforcement agency must notify Department of Justice for domestic violence protective order registry|
|Civil Liability for Violation of Order||-|
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