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local criminal rule 17

CRIMINAL RULE 17: SPECIAL CONSIDERATION IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES

 

A. CRIMINAL COURT PROCEDURE ON PROTECTIVE ORDERS- COURT COMMUNICATIONS

B. MODIFICATION OF CRIMINAL PROTECTIVE ORDERS – COURT COMMUNICATIONS

C. PROPERTY REMOVAL ORDERS

 

A.   CRIMINAL COURT PROCEDURE ON PROTECTIVE ORDERS - COURT COMMUNICATIONS

(1) When the Criminal Court issues Criminal Protective Orders protecting victims, the Criminal Court shall inquire of the defendant/restrained person whether there are any minor children of  the relationship    between    the defendant/restrained   person  and  the  victim/protected person, and  whether  there  are  any  court  orders  for custody/visitation  for  those  children.  If  there  are children,  the  Criminal  Court  shall  consider  whether peaceful contact with the victim/protected person should be allowed for the purpose of allowing defendant/restrained person to visit the children. At the time the Court issues the Criminal Protective Order, the Court shall give the defendant/restrained person the Restrained Person Packet concerning  his or her rights to request custody and/or visitation through the Family or Juvenile Court, along with directions     to the Self Help Center. The Criminal Court shall  also  inquire of  the defendant/restrained  person whether there  are  any  existing  protective/restraining orders involving  the  defendant/restrained  person,  the victim/protected person, and/or the children.

(2) When the Criminal Court issues Criminal Protective Orders which   list  the  defendant/restrained  person’s  minor children as protected persons, the Criminal Court shall fax a copy of its Order to the Supervising Judge of the Family Court, unless the Criminal Court is aware that a Juvenile or Probate Court proceeding concerning the family is pending, in which case a copy of the order shall be faxed to the applicable Juvenile or Probate Court.

B. MODIFICATION OF CRIMINAL PROTECTIVE ORDERS – COURT COMMUNICATIONS

(1) Any court responsible for issuing custody or visitation orders involving minor children of a defendant/restrained person subject to a Criminal Protective Order (Judicial Council Form CR-160) may modify the Criminal Protective Order if all of the following circumstances are satisfied:

a.   Both the defendant/restrained   person  and   the victim/protected   person   are   subject   to   the jurisdiction of the Family, Juvenile, or Probate Court, and both parties are present before the court.

b.   The  defendant/restrained  person  is  on  probation (formal or court) for a domestic violence offense in Santa Clara County or is currently charged with a domestic violence related offense in Santa Clara County and a Criminal Protective Order has issued.

c.   The Family, Juvenile, or Probate Court identifies a Criminal Protective  Order  issued  against  the defendant, which is inconsistent with a proposed Family, Juvenile, or Probate Court Order, such that the   Family, Juvenile, or Probate Order is/will be more restrictive than the Criminal Protective Order or there is a proposed custody or visitation order which requires recognition in the Criminal Protective Order     (item 16 on the Criminal Protective Order form).

d.   The defendant signs an appropriate waiver of rights form or enters a waiver of rights on the record.

e.    Both  the  victim/protected   person    and   the defendant/restrained person agree that  the  Criminal Protective   Order  may  be  modified   to   a  more restrictive order or to check item 16 on the Criminal Protective Order.

(2) The Family, Juvenile, or Probate Court may not modify existing Criminal   Protective   Orders   to   be   less restrictive. Only if children are not listed as protected persons, a modification of the Criminal Protective Order to check item 16 shall not be considered less restrictive.

(3) The Family, Juvenile, or Probate Court may on its own motion or at the request of a defendant, protected person or other interested party, calendar a hearing before the Criminal Court  on  the  issue  of  whether  a  Criminal Protective Order should be modified. The Family, Juvenile, or Probate Court shall provide the Criminal Court with copies of existing or proposed Orders relating to the matter. Notice of the hearing will be provided to all counsel and parties.

C. PROPERTY REMOVAL ORDERS

In cases where the court allows the Restrained Person to remove his/her  “necessary  personal  property”  from  the  Protected Person’s residence as a onetime exception to the Protective Order, Attachment CR-6072 (Property Removal Orders) shall be completed by and filed by the court and each party shall be provided with one certified copy of the same.


(Effective 1/1/2019)




 


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