New Harassment Prevention Order


Listen up, everybody. I have some info on the state’s new harassment prevention order law. that is effective as of may 10th

The legislature passed a new law, called chapter 258E, to fill what we all recognized was a critical gap in the law by providing victims of criminal harassment, stalking and sexual assault, regardless of their relationship with the defendant, with the ability to obtain harassment prevention orders against their perpetrators. As we all know, under chapter 209A, only those victims who are family members, reside in the same household, or have a substantial dating relationship with the defendant could obtain a restraining order; the new law has no such requirement.

Keep in mind that 209A has not been amended and is still in full force and effect.
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