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Q: I am in Baltimore, Maryland, and I was harassed by someone in California. Where should I file a civil harassment order?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: When dealing with harassment, the location where you file a civil harassment order is crucial. Since the harassment occurred in California, you should file the civil harassment order there. California has specific courts that handle these types of orders.

In California, you can file the order in the county where the harassment occurred or where the harasser resides. You'll need to complete the necessary forms and provide evidence of the harassment. This could include any messages, emails, or other documentation that supports your case.

It's important to act promptly and ensure you follow the correct procedures. Contact the local court in the relevant California county for guidance on the exact steps to take. They can provide you with the forms and instructions needed to proceed with your civil harassment order.

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