Legal Information: District of Columbia

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
April 1, 2022

Who can get an anti-stalking order?

You may be eligible for an anti-stalking order (ASO) if you are being stalked by someone with whom you do not have an intimate, family, or household relationship. If you are being stalked by a family member, a household member, or a current or former intimate partner, then you would have to apply for a civil protection order instead. Anti-stalking orders are only for situations in which the relationship between the petitioner and respondent does not qualify under a civil protection order.

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