Obtain an Anti Harassment Protection Order?
If you do
not meet the definitions for a Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault
Protection Order and someone is bothering you (such as a neighbor),
you may qualify for an Anti Harassment Protection Order if you
meet the following definition:
harassment means a knowing and willful course of conduct directed
at a specific person which seriously alarms, annoys or harasses
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 distress to the petitioner.
I get one?
If the abuser lives in Skagit County or the harassing acts
occurred in Skagit County, you can get an Anti Harassment Order
County District Court. There is a
filing fee for initiating an Anti Harassment action, plus
the cost to have the other party served. If this presents a hardship
to you, you can ask for paperwork to have these requirements waived.