A restraining order can be issued when one party disturbs the peace of another party. Family Code sections 6203 and 6320 defines domestic violence to include acts which disturb the peace of the other party. This section was enacted to protect victims of domestic violence who may not suffer physical violence but who are being harassed by their partners. The code is designed to stop harassing messages either in the form of texts or emails or any other contact that disturbs the peace of another. If the level of contact rises to the point where it is interfering with the peace of the victim, the court will issue a restraining order prohibiting future contact.
EC 6203(b): Abuse is not limited to the actual infliction of physical injury or assault.
EV 6320 (a): The court may issue an ex parte order enjoining a party from molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, sexually assaulting, battering, credibly impersonating as described in Section 528.5 of the Penal Code, falsely personating as described in Section 529 of the Penal Code, harassing, telephoning, including, but not limited to, making annoying telephone calls as described in Section 653m of the Penal Code, destroying personal property, contacting, either directly or indirectly, by mail or otherwise, coming within a specified distance of, or disturbing the peace of the other party, and, in the discretion of the court, on a showing of good cause, of other named family or household members.
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