Protection Order Advocacy Program — King County Prosecutor’s Office
There are different types of protection orders that apply to different people and different scenarios. The primary purpose of most court orders is to keep the “respondent” or “defendant” from contacting or harming the “petitioner” or “victim/witness.” Violation of these orders could result in criminal prosecution. If you or someone you know is feeling threatened, it’s important to understand which protection order may be right for you.
Civil orders are orders you request. Criminal orders are requested by WA State (through a prosecutor) in a criminal case.
Seattle: (206) 477-1103
Kent: (206) 477-3758
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