What is stalking?

The Penal Code defines stalking as a course of conduct or scheme directed specifically at another person that occurs on more than one occasion. The conduct must be threatening bodily injury or death, threatening damage to the person’s property, or engaging in the criminal offense of Harassment. Harassment is defined as making obscene comments or proposals, threatening the individual, causing the telephone of another to ring repeatedly, or sending repeated electronic communications.

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1. What is a protective order?
2. What is family violence?
3. Do I qualify to get a protective order through your office?
4. What is stalking?
5. What are the terms and conditions included in a protective order?
6. Who can I get a protective order against?
7. Do I have to make a police report or press criminal charges to get a protective order?
8. How much does it cost to get a protective order?
9. What is the process to obtain a protective order?
10. What is the difference between a Temporary Ex-Parte Protective Order and a Final Protective Order?
11. How long does it take to get a protective order?
12. Do I have to go to court?
13. How long does the Final Protective Order last?
14. How do I apply?