What is the difference between Civil Protection Orders and Anti-Stalking Orders (Restraining Order)?

What is the difference between Civil Protection Orders and Anti-Stalking Orders (Restraining Order)?

Category: Civil protection order

An Anti-Stalking Order, often referred to as a restraining order, can be granted when a person stalked another person with at least one occasion of the course of conduct occurring within 90 days from the date of the petition. There does not need to be a known relationship between the parties like there needs to be for Civil Protection Orders.

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As a former Prosecutor, Michael Bruckheim has experience on the other side of the aisle. Prior to founding his law office in 2010, Mr. Bruckheim enjoyed a diverse career in litigation at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia (OAG) serving for over 11 years. He began his OAG career as a prosecutor in the Criminal Section where he conducted numerous bench and jury trials in traffic and criminal misdemeanor matters. Mr. Bruckheim was promoted and served as Chief of the Criminal Section at the OAG where he supervised the prosecution of DUI offenses in the District and directed a staff of over 20 attorneys.

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