An Injunction Against Harassment is a type of protective order that a Judge can issue. An Injunction would be against someone where no relationship exists between the parties and they are not eligible for an Order of Protection. An Injunction may be issued by any Court in the state. There may be a cost for the Order to be served.
An Injunction Against Harassment is issued for the purpose of prohibiting harassment. Harassment is defined as Aa series of acts over any period of time directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to be seriously alarmed, annoyed or harassed and that served no legitimate purpose.
An Injunction Against Harassment may:
Prevent the defendant from committing harassment.
Restrain the defendant from contacting the plaintiff or other specifically designated persons and from coming near the residence, place of employment or school of the plaintiff or other specifically designated locations or persons.
Grant other relief necessary to protect the plaintiff and other specifically designated persons.
The Injunction must be served on the defendant within one year and is valid for one year from the date of service. A violation of the Order should be reported to the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction and may result in the arrest and prosecution of the defendant.