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2014 California Rules of Court

Rule 1.51. California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS) information form

(a) Confidential CLETS Information form to be submitted to the court

A person requesting protective orders under Code of Civil Procedure section 527.6, 527.8, or 527.85; Family Code section 6320; or Welfare and Institutions Code section 213.5 or 15657.03 must submit to the court with the request a completed Confidential CLETS Information form.

(b) Confidentiality of the form

The Confidential CLETS Information form is confidential, and access to the information on the form is limited to the persons listed in (c).

(c) Access to information on the form

The Confidential CLETS Information form must not be included in the court file. After the form is submitted to the court, only the following persons may have access to the information on the form:

(1)Authorized court personnel; and

(2)Law enforcement and other personnel authorized by the California Department of Justice to transmit or receive CLETS information.

(d) Amendment of the form

A person requesting protective orders or the person's attorney may submit an amended Confidential CLETS Information form as a matter of right to provide updated or more complete and accurate information.

(e) Retention and destruction of the form

(1)When a Confidential CLETS Information form is submitted to the court, the court, if a temporary restraining order or order after hearing is entered, may:

(A)Transmit the form to a law enforcement agency for entry into CLETS and not retain any copy; or

(B)Enter the information on the form into CLETS itself and promptly destroy the form or delete it from its records.

(2)If no temporary restraining order or order after hearing is entered, the court may promptly destroy the form or delete it from its records.

(3)Until the court has completed (1) or (2), the form must be retained in a secure manner that prevents access to the information on the form except to those persons identified in (c).

Rule 1.51 adopted effective January 1, 2011.

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