What is a Stalking No Contact Order?
A Stalking No Contact Order (SNCO), issued by a judge, stops one person from "stalking" another.
But when can you ask a judge for an SNCO?
Stalking is when one person (the "stalker") repeatedly contacts, communicates with, or follows another person (the "victim"). It must be done in such a way that the victim could reasonably be expected to suffer:
Fear for their safety, or
Fear for the safety of someone else.
What is an Order of Protection?
An order of protection is a court order which restricts an abuser and only is available to family or household members. An order of protection may: prohibit abuser from continuing threats and abuse (abuse includes physical abuse, harassment, ...
What is the Criminal Offense for Violating an Order of Protection?
Violating an order of protection is a Class A misdemeanor, and the abuser could go to jail for up to 364 days and pay a $25 fine. A second violation of an order of protection (or a violation after conviction of a serious crime against a family or ...
What are My Rights as a Survivor of Domestic Violence?
Employment: You may take unpaid time off work to deal with matters relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, or gender violence. You may be able to get unemployment benefits if you had to quit your job due to abuse. Personal safety: You may be ...
How to use the Safe Homes Act to Change Your Locks
Tenants who are victims of domestic or sexual violence can also obtain emergency lock changes. The right to a lock change differs depending on the type of lease and if the abuser is named on the lease. For tenants with a written lease where the ...
3 Types of Orders of Protection
Emergency Order of Protection An Emergency Order of Protection is a court order that protects its holder - called the petitioner- from harm by a person named in the order - called the respondent. An EOP takes effect as soon as the judge approves it. ...