There are a variety of orders of protection available to victims of harassment.
A no-contact order is obtained in connection with criminal charges that are pending.
- An anti-harassment order is obtained by a victim of harassment, which is defined as: “A knowing and willful course of conduct directed at a specific person which seriously alarms, annoys, harasses, or is detrimental to such person, and which serves no legitimate or lawful purpose. The course of conduct shall be such as would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, and shall actually cause substantial emotional distress to the petitioner, or, when the course of conduct would cause a reasonable parent to fear for the well-being of their child.”
For More Information
If you have been the victim of harassment (including sexual harassment, threats of physical violence, or stalking) and you would like to speak with a lawyer, please call us at (509) 381-5091 or click below to schedule a consultation.
Examples of Exemplar Results
- Obtained 1-year contested anti-harassment order for owners of a daycare who were being verbally and electronically harassed by a former employee who was terminated
Obtained 1-year contested anti-harassment order for the operations manager of a nursing home facility who was being sexually harassed by her boss, who was also the owner of the facility.