Free CH-135 What Is 'Proof of Service"? (Civil Harassment) - California

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What "Is Proof of Service"?

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: There are many kinds of service--in person, by mail, and others. This form is about "in-person service." the : Notice of Hearing and Temporary Restraining Order (CH-120) and the Request for Orders to Stop Harassment (CH-100) must be served "in person." : That means someone-- not you or anyone else protected by the order--must personally "serve" (give) the Defendant(s) restrained person a copy of the forms. : ...................................................... Service lets the other person know:
What orders you are asking for The hearing date THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK How to answer TO

What is "service"? -against-

Who can serve?


Ask someone you know, a process server, or law enforcement to personally serve (give) a copy of the forms to the person to be restrained. You cannot send the forms to that person by mail.

The server must: WE COMMAND YOU, that all business and excuses being laid aside, you and each of you attend before , the Honorable at of Court Be over 18 years theage. located at County of Not be you or anyone else protected by the orders. in room , on the day of , 20 , at o'clock in the noon, and at any recessed The sheriff or marshal may be authorized to serve the court's orders for free if the or adjourned date, to testify and give evidence as a witness in this action on the part of the orders are based on claims of stalking or threat of sexual assault or if you are eligible for a fee waiver. Don't serve it by mail! A "registered process server" is a business you pay to deliver court forms. Look in Your failure to comply the Yellow Pages, under "Process as a contempt of court and will make you liable to with this subpoena is punishable Serving." the party on whose behalf this subpoena was issued or the maximum penalty of different all damages sustained as a (If law enforcement for a process server uses a $50 and Proof of Service form, result of your failure to comply. make sure it lists the forms served.)

How to serve

Witness, , one of the Justices of the Ask the server to: Honorable Court in County, day of , 20 Walk up to the person to be served. Make sure it's the right person. Give the person copies of all papers checked on Form CH-130, the Proofsign Service form.. below) of above and type name (Attorney must Fill out and sign the Proof of Service form.
Give the signed Proof of Service to you.

What if the person won't take the papers or tears them up?

Attorney(s) for

The server must attempt to make personal delivery even if the person won't take the papers. It doesn't matter if the person tears them up.

Office and P.O. Address Only the person who serves the orders can sign the Proof of Service. You do not sign Form CH-130. The restrained person does not sign this form. Telephone No.: Facsimile No.: E-Mail Address: Judicial Council of California CH-135, Page 1 of 2 What Is ''Proof of Service''? Mobile Tel. No.: New January 1, 2005 (Civil Harassment)
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Who signs the Proof of Service?


. What Is ''Proof of Service''?

When do the orders have to be served?
It depends. To know the exact date, you have to look at two things on Form CH-120: First, look at the hearing date on page 1 of CH-120.
To the person in 2 :

Next, look at the number of days written in page 3.



3 Notice of Hearing
A court hearing is scheduled on the request for orders

Hearing Date

Date: _____________ Dept.: ________

Time for Service (check a, b, or c) a. A copy of the documents listed in at least 5 days before the hearing. A copy of the documents listed in b. at least 2 days before the hearin A copy of the documents lis c. at least ____ days befo

Look at a calendar. Subtract the number of days in 13 from the hearing date. That's the final date to have the orders served. It's always OK to serve earlier than that date. If nothing is checked or written in 13 , you must serve the orders at least 5 days before the hearing.

Why do I have to get the orders served?
The police cannot arrest anyone for violating an order unless that person knows about the order. The judge cannot make the orders permanent unless the restrained person was served.

What happens if I can't get the orders served before the hearing date?
Before your hearing, fill out and file Reissue Temporary Restraining Order (Form CH-125). This form asks the court for a new hearing date and makes your orders last until then. Ask the clerk for the form. After the court has reissued the orders, you must attach a copy of CH-125 to a copy of your original orders. That way, the police will know your orders are still in effect. And the restrained person will be served with notice of the new hearing date.

What do I do with the completed Proof of Service?
Make at least 5 copies. File the original before your hearing. Ask the clerk to enter it into CLETS (California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System), a special computer system that lets police all over the state find out about the orders protecting you. If the clerk tells you they can't enter it into the computer, take a copy of the orders to your local police. They will put the information into the state computer system. That way, police all over the state will know about your restraining order. Bring a copy of the completed Proof of Service (form CH-130) to your hearing. Always keep an extra copy of the restraining orders with you for your safety.

New January 1, 2005

What Is ''Proof of Service''?
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