What is harassment?

Under California law CCP Section 527.6, “a person who has suffered harassment may seek a temporary restraining order and an injunction prohibiting harassment.

The legal definition of harassment, for the purpose of getting a civil harassment order, is unlawful violence, which includes assault, battery, threats, stalking, repeated telephone calls, emails, or safety for your family.

In order to stop further abuse and/or harassment, you can request a civil harassment order.  A Civil Harassment Restraining Order is issued when the person doing the harassing has no close family or domestic relationship with the victim.  It applies to a stranger, neighbor or even a roommate.  The order can last for up to 22 days if waiting for a hearing and a final order is good for up to three years.

If you have suffered harassment or stalking, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will protect your rights by making sure the abuser is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  A restraining order can protect you and your family; no one deserves to live in fear