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March 18, 2022

Who can get a stalking protective order?

Louisiana state law allows a victim of stalking or cyberstalking to apply for a protective order even if the person is not a family or household member or dating partner. Therefore, if you are being stalked by an acquaintance, a co-worker, or even someone with whom who you have no relationship, you may still be eligible for a protective order.1

Note: The person does not have to be arrested for stalking or cyperstalking. As long as you can prove that the person committed acts that would come under the criminal definitions of stalking or cyberstalking, you may qualify. (To read the exact definitions of each crime, click on the hyperlinked term in the prior sentence.)

1 LA R.S. 46:2173

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