(Closed) Restraining order

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You’ll need to go to the courthouse. In most states you will need proof against the person, your testimony won’t count.

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

You can call the police first but there is not much they can do. Why would they arrest the person calling?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Each state is a little different, I think. But if you call the police they can come intervene and you can file for a temporary order until the actual restraining order is filed with the court. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

anicole88:  you probably should let people know your location because the laws and procedures vary greatly from state to state and country to country. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

anicole88:  you have to file a report first, but it depends on where you are laws are different.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Generally you need to call the police to document the problem then go get a restraining order. If that order is broken then they will arrest for violating but the person has to have been served with the order and it also has to be on record with the police department (always keep a certified copy of a restraining order with you so that ifyou ahve to report a violation you can show the police).

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Always, always call if there’s any type of incident, even if the cops really can’t do anything about it at the time. Because if something serious comes up where he (or she) is dragged to court, they’ll look on their record. They will be more lenenient and trust the other person more if they have a clean record and nothing against you in the past. However, they will be more likely to side with you since there will be “proof” of a record of him harassing you.

And that’s not just if something happens between the two of you, it will help give him punishment if he ever does anything else illegal to anyone else.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Agree about always calling. And call as soon as you notice them. Do not approach them or tell them to leave. Once they leave, there is nothing the police can do. You need to create a paper trail of continued behavior.

The key word to use is there is a suspicious person on your property (home or workplace, doesnt matter). The police told me that is they fastest way to get someone out there.

If you are away from home, call 911 from your cell and tell them you are being aggressively followed. Then drive to the police station while keeping the 911 operator on the phone.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  zl27.
Post # 10
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Sugar bee

There are many women’s organizations that can help you navigate this difficult part of the law.

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