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Do I need to file a police report before I file for a civil restraining order for extortion threats. This person is threatening to go to my place of work and make false accuasations.
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Good evening,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

You asked: Do I need to file a police report before I file for a civil restraining order for extortion threats. This person is threatening to go to my place of work and make false accuasations.

No, filing a criminal complaint report is not a prerequisite to seeking a restraining order under CA law.

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I wish you and yours the best in 2016,

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Does filing a police report or not weigh in on the judge's decision to grant the restraining order?

If the person is arrested, and/or charged based on your criminal complaint to the police---then yes, of course, it will make a difference to the court.

However you can still get the RO without filing a criminal complaint.

Please keep in mind that, even though you have already paid your deposit money over to JustAnswer, until you rate me highly for my service, I will not be paid for having assisted you with your questions.

You may of course reply back to me and I will be happy to continue to assist you further.

I wish you well,

Doug

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This seems like a very crucial matter for you, and your questions and issues suggest that an in-depth conversation might best suit your needs. If you are interested, for a nominal charge I can offer you a phone conference as opposed to continuing in this question and answer thread. Let me know if you don't want a call and I will be happy continue here with an answer for you.

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