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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
November 5, 2020

Who qualifies for a sexual assault, sexual abuse, indecente assault, stalking or trafficking protective order?

Victims of any of the following crimes can qualify for this type of protective order, regardless of the relationship between the victim and the offender:

  1. sexual assault (including aggravated sexual assault);
  2. indecent assault;
  3. stalking;
  4. indecency with a child
  5. continuous sexual abuse of young child or children
  6. trafficking (including continuous trafficking); or
  7. forced prostitution.1

1 Tex. C.C.P. Art. 7A.01(a)(1), (a)(2)