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Restraining Orders

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December 7, 2020

What protections can I get in a stalking protection order?

In a stalking protection order, the judge can order the abuser (or anyone acting on the abuser’s behalf) not to:

  • follow you or harass you in person or by telephone, computer, or by any other form of communication;
  • abuse, molest, or interfere with your privacy rights;
  • enter your property, residence, or place of employment, or come within fifty feet of those locations;
  • The judge can also order anything else necessary to keep you safe.1

Note: The judge can order the abuser to pay your attorney’s fees and can award you money for injuries you suffered during an incident. If the judge finds that your request for a protection order was not in good faith, the judge may order you to pay the respondent’s attorney’s fees.2

1 VI ST T. 5 § 1475(a)
2 VI ST T. 5 § 1475(e)