Stalking Order Procedure
Similar to Restraining Order procedures. Advocates will help clients with the paperwork on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stalking Order Hearings are only held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each work week. Our advocates will accompany petitioners to the courtroom. You must be present. At this initial hearing, the judge may ask you questions concerning your petition. Advocates will be present, but an advocate cannot speak for you or on your behalf and are not there to represent you in any way.
Note: If granted, the judge will only sign a temporary stalking order. It is a protective order, but it also includes a court date in which the petitioner and the respondent appear in front of the judge in a Permanent Stalking Order Hearing. A permanent stalking order lasts forever.
Call us to speak with an advocate at 503.640.5352.