My question involves civil rights in the State of: Ohio
I'm trying to file a protection order against stalking and harassment. I think it may need to be done in Federal Court.
I was wondering if this section of the law provides a statutory basis for filing for a protection order against stalking in a federal district court.
"18 U.S. Code § 2266 - Definitions
(5)Protection order.—The term “protection order” includes—
(A) any injunction, restraining order, or any other order issued by a civil or criminal court for the purpose of preventing violent or threatening acts or harassment against, sexual violence, or contact or communication with or physical proximity to, another person, including any temporary or final order issued by a civil or criminal court whether obtained by filing an independent action or as a pendente lite order in another proceeding so long as any civil or criminal order was issued in response to a complaint, petition, or motion filed by or on behalf of a person seeking protection; and
(B) any support, child custody or visitation provisions, orders, remedies or relief issued as part of a protection order, restraining order, or injunction pursuant to State, tribal, territorial, or local law authorizing the issuance of protection orders, restraining orders, or injunctions for the protection of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking."
18 U.S. Code Chapter 110A - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING § 2265 - Full faith and credit given to protection orders
So should I be clear to file the order in Federal court without issue then?
Just to be clear. Some FBI agents are named as defendants, along with some local police officers. Can I just file this in state court and let the court remove it to a higher court if it sees fit? Most of my allegations allege violations of state statutes, so state law may be more appropriate.
Please do not reply unless you have constructive advice.