CA Penal Code Section 18180


A gun violence restraining order issued pursuant to this chapter shall include all of the following:


A statement of the grounds supporting the issuance of the order.


The date and time the order expires.


The address of the superior court for the county in which the restrained party resides.


The following statement: “To the restrained person: This order will last until the date and time noted above. If you have not done so already, you must surrender all firearms and ammunition that you own or possess in accordance with Section 18120 of the Penal Code. You may not have in your custody or control, own, purchase, possess, or receive, or attempt to purchase or receive a firearm or ammunition, while this order is in effect. Pursuant to Section 18185, you have the right to request one hearing to terminate this order at any time during its effective period. You may seek the advice of an attorney as to any matter connected with the order.”


When the court issues a gun violence restraining order under this chapter, the court shall inform the restrained person that he or she is entitled to one hearing to request a termination of the order, pursuant to Section 18185, and shall provide the restrained person with a form to request a hearing.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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