After entry of judgment in the unlawful detainer case, the landlord's attorney will immediately ask the clerk for a writ of possession, then have the sheriff or marshal serve it on the tenant or an occupant. After that, the tenant and all occupants have five days from service in which to vacate or be subject to a forcible eviction/removal.
Contact a tenant rights attorney or legal service in your area to review the process in your case to determine if any of your rights have been violated or if you can get the eviction process stopped or at least slow it down, so you have enough time to move to another residence. Do not delay, these eviction proceedings are designed to move very fast. The tenant and other occupants of the rental unit have legal rights, but they must be properly and timely asserted or they will be waived.
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