Good Afternoon, it seems that the expert working with you earlier has chosen to opt out. I will be happy to help you with your question. I have experience in the area you are describing, and can certainly assist you to understand CLETS orders. These orders are issued under the Domestic Violence
Prevention Act. The letters refer to California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System. Through this system any law enforcement officer in California can immediately know if there is restraining order
against you, when he or she inputs your information into the system. Each restraining order is different. You will need to look carefully at the one you have. The judge can order recording of certain conversations, but those conversations apply to conversations with the protected person. The protected person is allowed to record communications. But, there you most probably have an order which restrains you from communicating or contacting the protected person, so you would not be contacting the person, if you are following the order, and therefore there is no justification or permission to just generally violate your expectations of privacy. To answer your questions, the Order usually does not include blanket permission to Law Enforcement to follow you, harass you, etc. The Order includes various specific things that you as the restrained person must do, such as turn in firearms, get a receipt for that, etc., and personally conduct yourself in a way that the court determines, for example, stay 300 feet from the protected person; do not contact the protected person etc. Note also the expiration of the restraining order--is it a temporary order
or an order after hearing? The prohibitions and restraints only last until specified expiration time in the order. Thank you for your question.