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Restraining Orders

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Laws current as of
January 11, 2024

What happens if the harasser violates the order?

A violation of a temporary or final civil harassment order can be a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000, imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year, or both. If the violation results in you being physically injured, the fine can go up to $2,000.1

1 Cal.C.C.P. § 527.6(t); Cal.Penal Code § 273.6(a), (b)