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Legal Information: West Virginia

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
August 4, 2020

Personal Safety Orders (for stalking, a sexual offense, or threats of bodily injury)

A personal safety order can be filed against someone with whom you do not have an intimate or family/household member relationship who has committed or attempted to commit stalking, a sexual offense, or repeated credible threats of bodily injury against you, your minor child, or an incapacitated adult. If you have an intimate or family/household member relationship with the abuser, you would have to file a domestic violence protective order instead.