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Legal Information: U.S. Virgin Islands

Statutes: Virgin Islands, U.S.

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Updated: 
December 2, 2019

1473. Procedural requirements

(a) An adult person who is a victim of stalking may seek relief under this chapter by filing with the Magistrate Division of the Superior Court a verified petition on a form provided by the court w. A verified petition must allege sufficient facts to establish the following:

(1) The name of the stalking victim;

(2) The name or physical description of the alleged perpetrator;

(3) The dates on which the alleged stalking behavior occurred; and

(4) The acts that the victim alleges constitute stalking.

(b) A minor who is a stalking victim may have a parent, guardian, or adult residing with the minor file a verified petition on the minor ?s behalf, as prescribed in subsection (a).

(c) Service of process upon the alleged perpetrator must be by personal service.

(d) The victim ?s address and telephone number must remain confidential and may be disclosed only to authorized court or law enforcement personnel.