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May 17, 2011 5:59 PM Subscribe
Can I obtain a domestic violence restraining order in California against a person who lives in another state?
posted by anonymous to human relations (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in CA. The ex is in Oregon. He has harassed me by phone, text, and email for the last four years, after I broke up with him and told him never to contact me again (he never physically abused me, but he did verbally abuse me). He has a felony record of violence and has gang affiliations. I have clearly and plainly told him not to contact me, and he won't stop. I don't know what his current address is but I know what town he's in and I'm sure with his record the police could find him easily. Can I obtain a restraining order in CA against him? Unfortunately I didn't save any of his emails but I could probably provide phone records showing when he texted or called me. I have changed my phone number and email address, but I'm scared he might one day snap and come looking for me, as he is clearly irrational and not able to let go.