Even if you do not qualify for an order of protection, the abuser may have committed a crime. If you call the police, they may arrest him/her for a crime and you may get a restraining order through the criminal court. Remember that even if you do have an order of protection, you can still report him/her to the police if you believe s/he committed a crime against you.
In our Abuse Using Technology section, you can learn the types of behaviors that are considered a misuse of technology. Some of these behaviors might be recognized as a crime depending on the specific laws of your state.
Here is a list of some possible crimes in Guam that the abuser may have committed. You can click on the links to read the legal definition of each crime on our State Statutes page:
- interfering with the reporting of family violence
- unlawful distribution of images
- criminal sexual conduct (1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree, 4th degree)
- aggravated assault
- custodial interference
- family violence
- violation of a court order
- child abuse
- abuse of an incompetent
- identity theft
- reckless conduct
The Guam Office of the Attorney General has crime victim information on their website, including information on the VINE system and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Program. For more information about Guam’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Commission, you can read the language of the law on our Selected Guam Statutes page. By reading through the laws, you will see which crimes may qualify you for help, what compensation a victim can receive, and much more.
You may learn more about crimes by calling your local police department, sheriff’s department, or district attorney’s office. See our GU Sheriff Departments page for the contact information for your local sheriff’s department.
If you are a victim of domestic violence and have been charged with a crime, you can go to our Abuse Victims Charged with Crimes page.
Other organizations for victims of crime are listed on our National Organizations - Crime Victims page.