This article gives a brief definition of a “Court Order Violation” and explains how and why you should file a Police report if you are a victim.
Definition of Court Order Violation
A court order is defined as, an order issued by the court, that requires a person to do or not do something, such as stay away (Restraining order), child custody, protective order etc.
How to file the Police report
You are a victim where you live and regardless of where the violation of the court order was violated, you should file a Police report in the Court jurisdiction you first filed in. You can call your local Police department and find out what reporting options are available to you.
You may be able to file the report on-line, over the phone or in person by going to the Police station. Some Police departments may send a Patrol car to your location to take a report.
It is always better that you go in person to the Police station so you can provide the Police with all the necessary first hand information needed for the report.
What you need to file the report
You will need proper identification to start the report. You will need a copy of the court order to be attached to the Police report and a full complete account of how the court order was violated.
Why file a report
You are filing a report for several reasons. First, the suspect could be brought to justice and held accountable for violating the court order.
Court orders are issued to protect you from further harassment, further abuse or for whatever reason the court order was issued in the first place.
Filing this Police report is a very simple process.
Once you have filed a report, make sure, that you always get your Police report case number and either a receipt that you filed a report or an actual copy of the report for your records.
Article also posted on Triond by Scott Hallock