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Q. how do i get a temporary restraining order or injunction
Dear Juneau Resident,
Note: Most of the following information was taken directly from http://www.courts.alaska.gov/forms.htm.
If a person has stalked or sexually assaulted you, you can ask the court to order the person to stay away from you and not contact you. A request for a “protective order” is a civil matter, not a criminal matter. If you want the stalker or assailant to be prosecuted criminally, you need to report the incident(s) to the police.
The first step is to complete the necessary paperwork, which can be found at the courthouse or online at http://www.courts.alaska.gov/forms.htm.
Use the Stalking or Sexual Assault Protective Order Packet if the person you want protection from is a friend, student at the same school you attend, neighbor, co-worker, a landlord or tenant, or someone you do not know. You should fill out a Domestic Violence Petition (DV-100) if the stalker or assailant is your spouse or former spouse, parent, grandparent, your child, grandchild, brother or sister, your first cousin, aunt or uncle, nephew or niece, someone who you presently or previously had a dating or sexual relationship with, current or former roommate, or a person related or formerly related to you by marriage (for example a stepparent, stepchild).
Find FAQs about Criminal Law – Domestic Violence at http://www.juneau.org/law/dv/faq.php.
As always, in case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.