Sacramento Bee, "Judges allowed to impose lengthy protective orders"
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law enabling judges to issue protective orders for up to 10 years against anyone convicted of felony or misdemeanor domestic violence. Previously, judges could issue such orders only in stalking cases, cases involved certain injuries, or while the perpetrator was on probation. The new bill means victims are spared confront their abuser again, in order to obtain the order. - HTN Foundation
Judges allowed to impose lengthy protective orders
The Associated Press
Published: Monday, Aug. 1, 2011 - 6:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown is giving judges more power to protect victims of domestic violence.
The governor on Monday signed SB723, which allows judges to issue a protective order for up to 10 years against anyone convicted of felony or misdemeanor domestic violence.
Judges can issue those orders now, but only in cases that involve stalking or certain injuries, or while the abuser is on probation.
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