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CA Pets in Restraining Orders

Animals in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: CA

By | California, Policy

CALIFORNIA allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)). As per the Animal Legal & Historical Center website1, Summary: On a showing of good…

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Address Confidentiality Laws: CA

By | California, Policy

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) exists to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes from their abusers being able to track and locate them, potentially putting them in continued harm’s way. The program gives victims a legal substitute address where their first-class mail will be forwarded (free of charge) to their actual address. This substitute address…

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Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: CA

By | California, Policy

CALIFORNIA is considered an All-Party Consent State, in that all people involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, Under California law, it is a crime punishable by fine and/or imprisonment to record a confidential conversation without the consent of all parties, or without notification of the recording to the parties via an audible beep…

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