In addition to Civil Harassment Restraining Orders (“CHRO”) and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (“DVRO”), since 2016 California has a third type of protective order, the Gun Violence Restraining Order (“GVRO”). While Civil Harassment Restraining Orders governed. by the California Code of Civil Procedure, and Domestic Violence.
Restraining Orders governed by the Domestic Violence Prevention Act. Gun Violence Restraining Orders governed by Section 18150 of the Penal Code. Places of employment and other locations. The GVRO only addresses a party’s right to own or have firearms or ammunition.
Who Can Apply For A Gvro
Besides to being a limited type of restraining order. There is a limited class of people who can apply for a GVRO. stepchildren, in-laws, who can then in turn apply.
As of 2019 the City Attorney of San Diego had obtained over one hundred Gun Violence Restraining Orders. one of the highest levels in the state of California and removed. over two hundred and sixty-nine guns from such individuals.
Types Of Restraining Orders
Like the other types of restraining orders. An applicant for a GVRO must prove that the restrained party poses a significant risk. Either to themselves, or third parties. While the law enacted to remove firearms from unstable individuals.
It is worth noting that this type of remedy also exists with other restraining orders. For example, a party that is subjected to domestic violence – be it physical, verbal, or other, and applies for a DVRO through the Court can ensure that the restrained party relinquishes whatever firearms they have access to through the DVRO process.
As Always When Discussing Domestic Violence Or Potential Gun Violence
If you feel that a party who has access to or has firearms is a threat to their person or others. One should also contact the appropriate authorities. Given the nature of the relief requested, Gun Violence. Restraining Orders serious business and a serious matter. That one needs to prepared to get the relief that they want.
If you have questions about them or other restraining orders, don’t just trust what advice you receive from family and friends, or the internet, Contact our office today with any GVRO questions you may have to protect your safety.