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Dear Anaheim, California:
If the restraining order is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order, the order will mean:
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders are issued when the parties are family members, were married, or dating.
Civil Restraining Orders are less common, but are issued in stalking cases. You are required to stay away from the person who gets the restraining order, and you cannot have a gun.
With both types of restraining orders, you are restrained from going within a certain number of yards; going to their place of work; telephoning; texting; e-mailing; and otherwise contacting the person who has the restraining order.
Restraining Orders are entered into a state-wide law enforcement database so that they can be enforced.