Legal Information: Missouri

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
September 25, 2021

Who can get an order of protection due to stalking or sexual assault?

You can file for an order of protection against anyone who is stalking you or who has sexually assaulted you, no matter what that your relationship is to that person. You do not have to be in a relationship with the person or related to the person.1

1 MO ST §§ 455.010(12); 455.020(1)

Where can I find more information about orders of protection due to stalking or sexual assault?

Orders of protection due to stalking or sexual assault are derived from the same laws as orders of protection due to domestic violence.  The main difference, however, is that to get an order of protection due to stalking or sexual assault, you do not have to have a family member or household relationship with the respondent.  For more information on the process of applying for an order of protection due to stalking or sexual assault, you can read the information in our Orders of Protection due to Domestic Violence section. 

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