Q: What happens if I put charges for domestic violence but he has not been arrested yet?
I called the police for domestic violence but when they came he was no longer here they gave me only a list of domestic violence agencies and a report number to put a restraining order but I never went... my question is that he has not been arrested and I have heard that he has walk by police officers and they have stop behind him but they don’t arrest him. I did put charges and the officer even ask me if I was willing to appear at court and I said yes but I don’t know if they will arrest him or what will happen to the case if they never do arrest him???
A: did the police take a report.......?
you need to call the officer that responded and press him to do something?
he can not get away from charges by leaving the premises
A: If no criminal protective order was issued when the police came the first time, then you may need to take steps on your own to secure one. Merely calling the police for domestic violence does not automatically create a protection to you. The next step would be to go to your local court and apply for a domestic violence order. The clerk will generally have a packet ready for you to fill out. If you already received a police report, then you can attach this to your request.
But again, just because you called the police does not mean that the District Attorney filed charges, or that any protective orders are in place.
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