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In California, the first step in a domestic violence case is often the alleged victim’s filing an application for a ‘CLETS TRO.’ TRO stands for Temporary Restraining Order; ‘temporary’ means between one and five years, renewable indefinitely. A CLETS TRO is one that is entered into law enforcement databases and shows up whenever the restrained party’s name is run for identification.
There is a right to a hearing on a CLETS TRO, but it is a limited right. Because the scope of the hearing is limited, it is much easier to have someone restrained under a TRO than it is to convict someone of a crime. Why? Because …
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