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Restraining Orders

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October 28, 2020

What can I do if the abuser violates the order?

You may want to call the police, even if you think it is a minor violation. It is generally a crime if the abuser knowingly violates the order in any way. A judge can punish someone for being in contempt of court. In some cases, the police can arrest the abuser immediately if s/he is still present when the police arrive.

If you do call the police, it is a good idea to write down the name of the responding officer(s) and their badge number in case you want to follow up on your case.