Know the Laws: Louisiana
UPDATED December 7, 2015
A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In Louisiana, there are protective orders for domestic abuse, sexual assault, and stalking; and injunctions against abuse.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection from a family or household member or dating partner.
A civil order that provides protection to victims of sexual assault.
A victim of stalking or cyberstalking can get a protective order against an acquaintance, stranger, or anyone who is committing stalking/cyberstalking.
If you do not qualify for a protective order, you may be able to get protection through an injunction against abuse.
Louisiana domestic violence protective orders can be enforceable in another state.
If you are planning to move to Louisiana or are going to be in Louisiana for any reason, your protection or restraining order may be enforced.
WomensLaw.org would like to thank the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence for its assistance with this section.