I want to get a restraining order against someone who has harassed me online (threats, defamation, multiple methods of harassment) and now she is threatening to contact my family about me and harass them too. Can my restraining order protect against that too since it is still revolving around me?
You might be able to get a restraining order if you are involved in a divorce or civil lawsuit with this person, but it would expire when the case was resolved.
If the threats and harassment continue to the point of Stalking then you could seek a Protective Order pursuant to Chapter 7A of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. The Texas definition of the crime of Stalking covers many more types of misbehavior than the way we use the word "stalking" in plain everyday English. For example, repeated Harassment can be a form of Stalking. See chapter 42 of the Texas Penal Code for the exact definition of Stalking as a crime.
A Stalking Protective Order might not ever expire because it can be issued for a lifetime.
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