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Q: I'm being harassed by phone from a south carolina resident and I live in P.a..what are my options for filing suit?

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John W. Molony

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Charleston, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: As a South Carolina attorney I cannot speak to the law in Pennsylvania. In South Carolina in situations where one feels threatened or in need of protection, one can seek either a Family Court Order Of Protection or a Restraining Order from a Magistrates’ Court. One would seek an Order of Protection through the Family Court in Order to restrain a family member, an ex-spouse, or a boyfriend or girlfriend they live with or even used to live with. One would seek a Restraining Order from a Magistrate in order to restrain some other third party who is stalking or harassing them. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, you will want to contact either a South Carolina criminal or family law attorney as well as a Pennsylvania criminal attorney to assist you with your legal options in that state.

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