Know the Laws: West Virginia
UPDATED December 6, 2016
A restraining order or protective order is a legal order issued by a state court which requires one person to stop harming another. In West Virginia, there are several types of orders explained below.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection from harm by a family or household member.
Your West Virginia protective order can be enforceable wherever you move.
If you are planning to move to West Virginia or are going to be in West Virginia for any reason, your protection or restraining order may be enforced.