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I was told that y case involved a Misdemeanor...when I got to court on

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I was told that y case involved a Misdemeanor...when I got to court on January 22, 2013 I received a Criminal Protective Order - Domestic Violence under Penal Code 136.2 under California Superior Court - Is that a Felony or a Misdemeanor
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 4 years ago.


Thank you for your question. Actually, a Protective Order issued under the statute you cited is not a "conviction" but merely a protective order, and therefore is neither a misdemeanor or a felony. On the other hand, if there was criminal conduct that occurred that gave rise to the protective order, for example an assault, then that would be charged under a different statute and that would be either a misdemeanor or felony depending on how it was charged and what the facts were.

You can see the statute that you cited by going to:

Let me know if you need clarification or have any related follow up questions. I would be glad to assist you with those.