Preventing Family Violence
Please tell the Investigating Peace Officer:
You have the right to a
- If you, your child or any other household resident has been injured.
- If you feel you are going to be in danger when the officer leaves or at a later time.
sk the local law enforcement agency to file a criminal complaint against the person committing family violence; and APPLY to a court for an order to protect you (you should consult a legal aid office, a prosecuting attorney or a private attorney).
The Court can enter an order that:
- The abuser not commit further acts of violence,
- The abuser not threaten, harass or contact you at home,
- Directs the abuser to leave your household,
- Establishes temporary custody of children and directs the abuser not to interfere with the children or any property.
A violation of certain provisions of court-ordered protection is a criminal offense.
|Notice to adult victims of family violence:
It is a crime for any person to cause you any physical injury or harm, even if that person is a member or former member of your family or household.