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Legal Information: Pennsylvania
Updated: February 5, 2020
Am I eligible to file for a protection from sexual violence or intimidation order?
To get a protection from sexual violence or intimidation order, you must show that you have been the victim of sexual violence or intimidation by someone who is not a family/household member or someone with whom you had a prior intimate relationship. For the definitions of sexual violence and intimidation, see What is the legal definition of sexual violence and intimidation?
If you are a victim of sexual violence or intimidation by a current/former intimate partner or family/household member, then you may qualify for a protection from abuse order.1
1 42 Pa.C.S. § 62A03
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