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Anti-Harassment Protection Order

Updated: Sep 11, 2020

Part two of the VLP's Protection Order series.

Who can apply?

  • A person who is seriously annoyed, alarmed, or harassed by another person’s behavior when the behavior serves no legitimate or lawful purpose.

  • You don’t have to be related to the other party.

What does it do?

  • Prohibit harassment and contact of any kind.

  • Restrain a party from coming within a certain distance of your work place, school, home etc.

What happens if he or she violates the protection order?

The violator may be arrested and face possible criminal or contempt charges.

Examples of Harassment:

  • A former coworker waits outside your house every morning for you to leave for work and comes to your new office all the time even though you've told her to stop.

  • Your creepy landlord shows up in your apartment uninvited.

  • Your roommate hits you.

  • A coworker is driving by your house and following you.

NOT Examples of Harassment:

  • Your brother eats all your potato chips.

  • Your neighbor mows his lawn Sunday afternoons during the summer.

Learn more about Anti-Harassment Protection Orders in Spokane County.

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