What is a CLETS Restraining Order? A CLETS restraining order is special type of restraining order. CLETS restraining orders are temporary restraining orders which can be issued on an ex-parte basis without the accused present.
With a CLETS restrainig order it is generally a requirement that the accused appear in court for a hearing approximately three weeks after the CLETS restraining order is issued to give the accused an opportunity to defend himself/herself. It's critical for the accused not to prevent the temporary restraining order from becoming a permanent restraining order. A permanent restraining order can have huge child custody ramifications and can last up to three years.
Non-CLETS restraining orders often come by stipulation between the parties where the issues do not rise to the level of a ClETS restraining order. A Non-CLETS restraining order is not entered into the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) so it is not enforceable by law enforcement authorities but only by a a contempt proceeding.
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