How can I get a restraining order?

A restraining order is a civil process, where the person seeking the order makes and application to a magistrate to temporarily restrain, or restrict another person from doing something that would otherwise be perfectly legal behavior. While the obtaining of a restraining order is a private process, there are numerous resources available to people, especially in cases of domestic violence, to make the process straightforward and workable. While in some cases the police may apply for an emergency protective order for someone, it is a temporary solution only, and the regular process needs to be set into motion as soon as possible.

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1. Does the Police Department have a Lost and Found?
2. When is the Paso Robles Police Department open?
3. Should I call the police if I see something "suspicious" or "unusual" in my neighborhood?
4. I was told I need a police "case number." How do I get one?
5. How do I get a case number for something I’ve already reported?
6. How do I get a copy of a report?
7. How can I find out when I’m supposed to be in Court?
8. I lost my copy of a "fix-it" ticket / citation. How do I get a duplicate?
9. How do I get a ticket signed off?
10. How do I register a gun?
11. I need information on crime statistics. How do I get it?
12. I need to be fingerprinted. Can you do it, and how much does it cost?
13. How can I find out if I have a warrant?
14. How can I find out if someone else has a warrant?
15. How can I clear a warrant?
16. How can I find out if someone is in jail?
17. Can I check my own criminal record?
18. Can I check someone else’s criminal record?
19. How do I find out what the status of my case is?
20. I was arrested, but was never given an appearance date. How do I find out if I should go to court?
21. My son / daughter was arrested. Can I get a copy of the case?
22. I reported a crime, but the person who did it was never charged. Why?
23. How can I get a restraining order?
24. How can I find out if my restraining order was served?
25. How can I tell if my restraining order is still valid?
26. How can I find out if someone has a restraining order against him or her?
27. How can I find out if I have a restraining order out against me?
28. My (ex) husband / wife violated a restraining order, but wasn’t arrested. How come?
29. I need a clearance letter. How do I get one?
30. How do I get my juvenile records sealed?
31. Can my employer contact you and ask for my record with the Paso Robles Police Department?
32. I want a copy of my police report to prepare for my court appearance next month. Why can’t I get it?
33. What can I do about a neighboring house where I believe occupancy numbers are more than safe or legal?
34. Under the "Megan’s Law" can I see if registered sex offenders live in my neighborhood?
35. What is the process for making a complaint against a Police Department employee?