What are the reasons (grounds) for getting a protective order?
A protective order is a civil court order that is designed to stop violent and harassing behavior and to protect you and your family from the abuser. If the person who is committing the abuse against you is a current or former intimate partner or family or household member,1 you can file a petition for a protective order in Oklahoma if s/he committed any of the following against you:
- domestic abuse;
- stalking; or
- any other crime – but this only applies to adult crime victims, not minors.2
If you are being stalked by someone who is not a family or household member, you may qualify for a stalking protective order.
Additionally, you may be able to petition for protective order against someone who is not a family or household member if any of the following apply:
- If you are the immediate family member of a victim of first degree murder, you can file against the person who committed the murder; or
- If you are a victim of one of the following acts committed by anyone, regardless of your relationship to that person:
- forcible sodomy;
- a sex offense;
- assault and battery with a deadly weapon;3 or
- any other crime – but this only applies to adult crime victims, not minors.4
For more information, please see our Victim Protective Orders page.
1 22 O.S. § 60.1(2), (3), (6)
2 22 O.S. § 60.2(A)
3 22 O.S. § 60.2(G)
4 See Petition for Protective order