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Protective Orders

If you are a victim of or a witness to a crime, and you have reason to request that the defendant have no contact with you, you may seek a criminal protective order in court.

The judge will review the appropriate documents and if there appears to be good cause, the judge will, on its own motion and/or at the request of the District Attorney's Office, order the issuance of a protective order to protect the victim(s) and/or witness(es) in the case. 

The arresting agency is notified of the issuance of the protective order and the automated warrant system is updated with information from the protective order.

If you have further questions about criminal protective orders, please contact the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
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