It offers civil legal protection from domestic violence to both men and women victims. id=11095&state_code=OK&open_id=all#content-7897], or someone you have had a dating relationship with: * physically harms you or * threatens you with immediate physical harm.* You can also get a protective order if a family or household member, or dating partner has harassed [/laws_state_type.php? id=13226&state_code=PG] page for more information on rape within relationships. UNCONSENTED CONTACT or a COURSE OF CONDUCT (acts) can include, but is not limited to, the following example: * following you or appearing within your sight, * approaching or confronting you in a public place or on private property, * appearing at your workplace or home, * entering onto or remaining on property that you own, lease, or occupy, * contacting you by telephone, * sending you mail or electronic communications (e.g., email), or * placing an object on, or delivering an object to, property that you own, lease or occupy.* NOTE: The rest of the information in this section will discuss protective orders against someone who you are/were in with domestic violence relationship with (i.e., family/household member or intimate partner). However, some judges may be more willing to accept that this law applies to same-sex couples that others. § 60.2(A)(1)You can seek legal protection from acts of domestic abuse committed by a "FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER" or by someone with whom you have a dating relationship with. However, judges do have discretion in determining whether to grant a protective order or not which means it may be easier to get a protective order against a same-sex partner in some jurisdictions than in others. NOTE: “Dating” does not include a casual acquaintance or friend from work or someone you socialize with.*** There may also be other legal options for you as well. You can file a petition for a protective order in Oklahoma for: * Domestic abuse [/laws_state_type.php? id=11095&state_code=OK&open_id=all#content-14273] you. To read more about protective orders against non-intimate partners and non-family members, go to our Stalking Protective Orders [/laws_state_type.php? You may want to talk to an advocate at your local domestic violence organization to find out how judges are ruling in your area. This means you can seek protection from any of the following people: * A spouse or ex-spouse * A present spouse of an ex-spouse (e.g., your ex-husband’s new wife) * Parents, grandparents, stepparents, adoptive parents and foster parents * Children, grandchildren, stepchildren, adopted children and foster children * Anyone related to you by blood or marriage * Anyone you live(d) with * Someone who you have a biological child in common with* or * Someone you are dating or used to date.** You should be able to file for a protection order against a SAME-SEX partner who you are dating or have dated in the past, or one you are currently living with or have lived within the past. Note: “Dating” does not include a casual acquaintance or friend from work or someone you socialize with.*** There may also be other legal options for you as well. To find help in your state, please click on the OK Where to Find Help [/gethelp_state.php? id=11095&state_code=OK&open_id=all#content-14272] * Harassment [/laws_state_type.php? id=11095&state_code=OK&open_id=all#content-14273] * Rape [/laws_state_type.php? id=11095&state_code=OK&open_id=all#content-14274] * Stalking [/laws_state_type.php? Please see the OK State and Local Programs page to find an organization near you. However, some judges may be more willing to accept that this law applies to same-sex couples that others. To find help in your state, please click on the OK Where to Find Help tab at the top of this page.

If you apply for a protective order against a same-sex partner and you are denied, we strongly suggest talking to a lawyer immediately – you can find legal referrals on our OK Finding a Lawyer page. You may want to talk to an advocate at your local domestic violence organization to find out how judges are ruling in your area.

Note: Minors who are 16 or 17 years old can file for a protection order themselves. Please see the OK State and Local Programs [/../../../../gethelp_state.php?

A minor who is under 16 years old must have an adult family or household member file on his/her behalf.*** A minor filing against an adult must file in a regular local court. state_code=OK] page to find an organization near you.

Anyone filing against a minor (age 13 or older) must file in the local court that has jurisdiction (power) over juvenile matters.**** Note: If the abuser is not a "family or household member" as is defined above, you may be eligible for a stalking protection order. If you apply for a protective order against a same-sex partner and you are denied, we strongly suggest talking to a lawyer immediately – you can find legal referrals on our OK Finding a Lawyer [/gethelp_state_type.php? NOTE: MINORS who are 16 or 17 years old can file for a protection order themselves.

See Stalking Protective Orders for more information. A minor who is under 16 years old must have an adult family or household member file on his/her behalf.*** A minor filing against an adult must file in a regular local court.

Anyone FILING AGAINST A MINOR (age 13 or older) must file in the local court that has jurisdiction (power) over juvenile matters.**** NOTE: If the abuser is not a "family or household member" as is defined above, you may be eligible for a stalking protection order.

See Stalking Protective Orders [/laws_state_type.php?

A protection order is a civil order that provides protection from a family member, household member or someone you had a dating relationship with. Rape by a spouse is defined as when your spouse threatens or uses force or violence to have intercourse with you.* If you have been raped by a spouse or intimate partner, continue reading the rest of the information in the following sections. § 1111(A) & (B)RAPE is when someone (OTHER THAN YOUR SPOUSE) has sexual intercourse with you without your consent: * by force; or * if you are mentally incapacitated (for example, if you were drugged, unconscious, etc). However, if the emergency protective order suspends the defendant’s child visitation rights (due to physical violence or the threat of abuse), the hearing for the final order may be scheduled within 3 days, instead of 14 days.*3 A FINAL PROTECTION ORDER order can be issued only after a court hearing in which you and the abuser both have the right to be present and the right to present evidence.

id=11095&state_code=OK&open_id=all&lang=en A protective order (sometimes referred to as a “PO”) is a civil court order that is designed to stop violent and harassing behavior and to protect you and your family from the abuser. Also, see our Marital / Partner Rape page for more information on rape within relationships. It can be committed by someone who is of the opposite sex or the same sex. § 60.1(5)Oklahoma uses gender-neutral language in their laws about getting protective orders. A final order can either: * last UP TO 5 YEARS (NOTE: any time that the abuser was incarcerated during those five years do not count in calculating the five-year period); or * be a CONTINUOUS ORDER (with NO SPECIFIC END DATE) if the judge finds that any of the following are true: * the abuser has a history of violating the orders of any court or governmental entity; * the abuser has previously been convicted of any violent felony offense or felony stalking (see (B) of the statute) [/statutes_detail.php?

It offers civil legal protection from domestic violence to both men and women victims. id=11095&state_code=OK&open_id=all&lang=en#content-14272HARASSMENT is when a FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER or SOMEONE YOU HAVE HAD A DATING RELATIONSHIP with acts in a way that: * seriously annoys or alarms you for no good reason; and * reasonably causes you substantial (serious) emotional distress (harm).* Things like obscene phone calls and fear of death or bodily injury could be considered harassment.** * 22 O. RAPE by a SPOUSE is defined as when your SPOUSE threatens or uses force or violence to have intercourse with you.* If you have been raped by a spouse or intimate partner, continue reading the rest of the information in the following sections. id=11095&state_code=OK&open_id=all&lang=en#content-14274 Note: The rest of the information in this section will discuss protective orders against someone who you are/were in with domestic violence relationship with (i.e., family/household member or intimate partner). § 60.1(2)STALKING is when an adult or minor (who is 13 years old or older) does either of the following: * repeatedly follows you or harasses you in a way that makes you feel scared, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested; or * commits a "COURSE OF CONDUCT" that is made up of a series of two or more separate acts or UNCONSENTED CONTACT with you that occur over a period of time (but it can be a short period of time). id=11095&state_code=OK&open_id=all&lang=en#content-14275You can seek legal protection from acts of domestic abuse committed by a "family or household member" or by someone with whom you have a dating relationship with. Under OK law, you may file for a protective order against someone you: * Are dating or have dated in the past;* or * Are living with or have lived with in the past.** Therefore, you may be able to get a protective order against a same-sex partner as long as you fit the above criteria. statute_id=5508#statute-top]; or * a court order for a final victim protection order has previously been issued against the abuser in any state.*4 When determining the length of the order, the judge can take into consideration the fact that the abuser has a history of domestic violence or a history of other violent acts.*4 An order that lasts up to 5 years can be extended.

You can file a petition for a protective order in Oklahoma for: A protective order (sometimes referred to as a “PO”) is a civil court order that is designed to stop violent and harassing behavior and to protect you and your family from the abuser. id=11095&state_code=OK&open_id=all&lang=en#content-7895DOMESTIC ABUSE, for the purposes of getting a protective order, is when a family or household member [/laws_state_type.php? Also, see our Marital / Partner Rape [/laws_state_type.php? To read more about protective orders against non-intimate partners and non-family members, go to our Stalking Protective Orders page. The contact must be have begun or been continued by the stalker without your consent or in disregard of your expressed desire to avoid or discontinue the contact. This means you can seek protection from any of the following people: You should be able to file for a protection order against a same-sex partner who you are dating or have dated in the past, or one you are currently living with or have lived within the past. id=11095&state_code=OK&open_id=all&lang=en#content-7897 Therefore, you may be able to get a protective order against a same-sex partner as long as you fit the above criteria. However, judges do have discretion in determining whether to grant a protective order or not which means it may be easier to get a protective order against a same-sex partner in some jurisdictions than in others. For more information, see How do I change or extend the protective order? id=574&state_code=OK&open_id=all#content-14219] * 22 O.