I believe there is a protective order or “no-contact” condition against me. What can I do?
There are two types of protective orders (also called “stay-away”, “no-contact”, and “restraining” orders) that could be in place against you:
- A protective order could be a condition of your supervision, required by parole, probation, or some other type of community supervision) AND/OR
- A protective order could be required by a court (put in place by a judge in a criminal court and/or civil court).
In either case, you MUST follow the protective order. While following the protective order, you can still challenge, fight or appeal it! Read the question on PG. 731 to learn how.
PLEASE NOTE: It’s important to get to know the SPECIFICS of any orders preventing you from contacting another person. For example, a protective order/ “no-contact” condition may prevent you from contacting the caregiver or other parent of your child or grandchild; but this protective order may not apply to your child or grandchild, unless it specifically says so. This can create a situation where, for example, you are allowed to contact your child, but you cannot arrange for a visit with your child because you are not allowed to contact your child’s caregiver or the other parent.
Cal. Penal Code § 136.2. ↑
How to File CDCR Administrative Appeal, Prison Law Office, http://prisonlaw.com/pdfs/AdministrativeAppeals,July2010.pdf. ↑