This is a Court Order.
CH-110, Page 4 of 5
Revised January 1, 2012
Temporary Restraining Order (CLETS-TCH)
(Civil Harassment Prevention)
In addition to the response, you may file and have declarations served, signed by you and other persons who have
personal knowledge of the facts. You may use Form MC-030, Declaration, for this purpose. It is available from the
clerk’s office at the court shown on page 1 of this form or at www.courts.ca.gov/forms. If you do not know how to
prepare a declaration, you should see a lawyer.
You must have Form CH-120 served by mail on the person in or that person’s attorney. You cannot do this
yourself. The person who does the mailing should complete and sign Form CH-250, Proof of Service of Response by
Mail. File the completed proof of service with the court clerk before the hearing date or bring it with you to the
After You Have Been Served With a Restraining Order
Obey all the orders.
If you want to respond, fill out Form CH-120, Response to Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders, and file
it with the court clerk. You do not have to pay any fee to file your response if the Request claims that you inflicted or
threatened violence against or stalked the person in .
Read Form CH-120-INFO, How Can I Respond to a Request for Civil Harassment Restraining Orders?, to learn
how to respond to this Order.
If you have been personally served with this Temporary Restraining Order and Form CH-109, Notice of Court
Hearing, but you do not appear at the hearing either in person or by a lawyer, and a restraining order that is the same
as this Temporary Restraining Order except for the expiration date is issued at the hearing, a copy of the order will be
served on you by mail at the address in item .
Notice Regarding Nonappearance at Hearing and Service of Order
If this address is not correct or you wish to verify that the Temporary Restraining Order was converted into a restraining
order at the hearing without substantive change, or to find out the duration of the order, contact the clerk of the court.
Whether or not you file a response, you should attend the hearing. If you have any witnesses, they must also go to the
At the hearing, the judge can make restraining orders against you that last for up to three years. Tell the judge why
you disagree with the orders requested.
Instructions for Law Enforcement
Enforcing the Restraining Order
Warnings and Notices to the Restrained Person in
You Cannot Have Guns or Firearms
You cannot own, have, possess, buy or try to buy, receive or try to receive, or otherwise get guns, other firearms, or
ammunition while this Order is in effect. If you do, you can go to jail and pay a $1,000 fine. You must sell to a licensed
gun dealer or turn in to a law enforcement agency any guns or other firearms that you have or control as stated in item
above. The court will require you to prove that you did so.
This order is enforceable by any law enforcement agency that has received the order, is shown a copy of the order, or
has verified its existence on the California Restraining and Protective Orders System (CARPOS). If the law
enforcement agency has not received proof of service on the restrained person, the agency must advise the restrained
person of the terms of the order and then must enforce it. Violations of this order are subject to criminal penalties.