There are two Deputy District Attorneys assigned to review stalking-related cases. This involves the crimes of (1) Stalking and (2) Violation of a Stalking Protective Order. When there are incidents that do not meet the crime of Violation of a Stalking Protective Order, a contempt of court charge may also be appropriate. Victims of stalking are encouraged to report the incidents to law enforcement. They also have the option to apply for a civil Stalking Protective Order, regardless if a criminal case is pending or not. This avenue may be able to provide the same protection as a no-contact order before a criminal case can be filed.

Our Victim Services office is able to assist a victim of stalking in filing the appropriate paperwork.