A Civil Harassment Restraining Order is a type of restraining order used in California to stop a person from harassing or threatening another. However, the requirements for a civil harassment restraining order are slightly different than a typical restraining order. Essentially, a civil harassment restraining order is for the purpose of providing protection to a person that is the subject of harassment from someone they do or do not have a relationship with. Therefore, a civil harassment restraining order provides a legal intervention that restrains the harasser.
However, that a special relationship does not need to be shown to obtain a civil harassment restraining order does not mean that a person can get such a restraining order against anyone. A litigant seeking a civil harassment restraining order is required to show proof of behavior that constitutes harassment. At Underwood Law Firm, our attorneys are more than familiar with civil harassment restraining orders.