Orders of Protection
If you believe you have been a victim of Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, or Stalking, you may consider seeking an Order of Protection. An Order of Protection, more commonly known as a restraining order, is a civil judicial order seeking to protect victims from physical abuse and stalking. Missouri’s Adult Abuse Act is intended to protect individuals from serious danger.
Stalking is when any person for no purpose “purposely and repeatedly engages in an unwanted course of conduct that causes alarm to another person when it is reasonable in that person’s situation to have been alarmed by the conduct.”
Instances of abuse include 1) assault, purposefully or knowingly placing or attempting to place another in fear of physical assault; 2) Battery, purposefully or knowingly causing physical harm to another with or without a deadly weapon; and 3) Coercion, compelling another by force or threat of force to engage in conduct from which the latter has a right to abstain or to abstain from conduct in which the person has a right to engage.
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