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Legal Information: North Dakota
Do I need an attorney to file for a sexual assault restraining order?
You do not need an attorney to file for a sexual assault restraining order. However, it may be helpful to have an attorney, especially if the abuser is represented by one. Go to our ND Finding a Lawyer page to find help in your area. If you cannot find a lawyer through one of the organizations listed, a domestic violence organization in your area may be able to refer you to an attorney or legal aid service that will take your case for free or at a reduced rate.
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