Legal Information: Georgia
Updated: November 3, 2021
Am I eligible for a stalking protective order?
If someone is following, harassing, or intimidating you (in the way explained in What is the legal definition of stalking in Georgia?) and you fear for your safety, you may file a petition for protective order. You do not need to have an intimate relationship with, or be related to, the person stalking you in order to be eligible for a protective order - you can file against anyone who is stalking you.1
The stalker does not have to be arrested in order for you to be eligible for a protective order from stalking. Additionally, if you do get a protective order, you can still pursue criminal charges against the stalker.
1 O.C.G.A. § 16-5-94(a)
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