Domestic Violence Restraining Orders.
Domestic violence is “abuse” perpetrated against a present (or former) domestic partner or spouse. “Abuse” is defined as:
1. Intentionally or recklessly to cause or attempt to cause bodily injury.
2. Sexual assault.
3. To place a person in reasonable apprehension of imminent (impending) serious bodily injury to that person or to another, or
4. To engage in any behavior that has been or could be enjoined pursuant to Section 6320. Examples of prohibited conduct are: molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, battering, harassing, making annoying telephone calls, or destroying personal property.
Issuance of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order requires evidence to the satisfaction of the Court demonstrating “reasonable proof of a past act or acts of abuse.”