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Legal Information: Virginia

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
December 19, 2019

Protective Orders (for an Act of Violence, Force, or Threat)

This is a civil order based on an act of violence, force, or threat committed by anyone, regardless of the relationship to the victim.