Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Domestic violence is a scary and unfortunate issue to experience. The Family Code defines it as including striking, pushing, threatening, harassing, stalking, keeping surveillance on, following, blocking the movements of, destroying the property of the victim, etc. The aggressor must be currently or formerly related to you somehow. Otherwise, you probably need a Civil Harassment Restraining Order, instead of a Domestic Violence Restraining Order. The common theme in domestic violence is control. If you are currently experiencing a domestic violence emergency, please call 911 immediately. A police officer can help you get what's called an "Emergency Protective Order". Then, call Allysyn so she can help you assess and pursue your rights under the Domestic Violence Protective Order laws.