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Restraining Orders

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September 19, 2017

What can I do if the abuser violates the order?

If the abuser violates the protective order, you can call 911 immediately. Tell the officers you have a TRO or a protective order and the defendant is violating it. The law says that if a law enforcement officer has reason to believe that you have been abused in violation of a temporary or final restraining order/protective order, the officer is supposed to immediately arrest the abuser.1

1 LA R.S. 46:2140(A)