You can request for orders to stop harassment. These orders are different from those sought under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.
If you have suffered harassment, you may seek a restraining order.
California Code of Civil Procedure section 527.6 defines harassment as follows:
- Unlawful violence
- A credible threat of violence; or
- A knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person that seriously alarms, annoys, or harasses the person, and that serves no legitimate purpose. The course of conduct must be such as would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, and must actually cause substantial emotional distress to the petitioner.
Contact Newport Family Law & Mediation Group if you believe that you are the victim of harassment or need to defend against a claim of harassment.