Can you give examples of what could be the grounds of being granted a permanent restraining order in California

Asked almost 2 years ago - La Jolla, CA

the domestic violence restraining order filed is based on threats and I would like to know what would be enough and valid reason to grant someone that. Does it have to be ongoing or just once could be enough reason to be granted a restraining order. Also, what an imminent threat constitutes...imminent as in what. Thanks!

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    Answered . A serious injury including but not limited to broken bones, stitches, bleeding, etc. One time should be enough. Imminent as in likely to occur at any moment; impending: Her death is imminent, i.e. close in time.

    The response above is not intended as legal advice since it’s impracticable to provide thorough, accurate advice... more
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    Answered . Usually multiple incidents of domestic violence without bodily injury, but with destruction of property. However, one incident could be enough if there were significant injuries, children were present during the incident, a weapon was used or threatened to be used, Safety of children is a big concern and a restraining order protecting them would also be a good idea.

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    Answered . Most courthouses provide free assistance with these applications if you cannot hire an attorney.

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Domestic violence

Domestic violence is physically, sexually, emotionally, economically, or mentally abusive behavior used to control an intimate romantic partner.

Restraining order and criminal defense

A restraining order is a court order that requires you to do, or refrain from doing, certain actions. It is often used in stalking or domestic violence cases.

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