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Pets in protective orders

Animals In Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: MO

By Missouri, Policy

MISSOURI allows domestic violence protective orders to include pets. In addition, federal law includes the crime of stalking and actions that make the victim fear that the stalker will hurt the victim’s pet, service or emotional support animal, or horse (18 U.S.C. § 2261A (2019)). BLUE STATES specifically provide for the inclusion of pets in protective/restraining orders. GRAY STATES do not…

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Audio Video Surveillance

Video And Audio Surveillance Laws: MO

By Missouri, Policy

MISSOURI is considered a One-Party Consent State, in that at least one person involved in the recorded communication must give permission. As per the Justia website1, Under Missouri law, it is illegal to record a phone conversation without the consent of one party or to record any conversation with criminal or tortious intent. Illegal recording is a felony punishable by…

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Address Confidentiality Program

Address Confidentiality Laws: MO

By Missouri, Policy

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) exists to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes from their abusers being able to track and locate them, potentially putting them in continued harm’s way. The program gives victims a legal substitute address where their first-class mail will be forwarded (free of charge) to their actual address. This substitute address…

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