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California governor signs new domestic violence law

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a domestic violence bill that will require the state to enforce the most extensive restraining order rather than the most recent.

Assembly Bill 176, which was authored by South Bay Assemblywoman Nora Campos, requires law enforcement officers to employ a no-contact restraining order, meaning the offending party may not contact with the victim as long as the case against him or her is ongoing.

A provision of the bill penalizes the spouse who abuses his or her partner via social media through intimidation or blackmail. This would prevent threatening or blackmailing to prevent them from leaving the marriage.

If you or a loved one have been harmed in a violent relationship, please do not hesitate to take action. Our lawyers at [firm-name] in San Jose are here to handle your case professionally and with compassion. Please call [phone-number] to discuss your situation today.



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