Q: My boyfriend broke PFA orders on 3/14 & 3/15. We placed PFA on each 3/12. The police refuse to arrest. Please help
He beat me on 3/6& 3/8 I did not report it. 3/10 he tried to have me committed by 302 order signed by the judge. The police forcefully took me to the hospital I then decided I to have charges brought against him, the police officer said “one thing at a time if and when you get out come see me”. While in the hosp the nurse was doing my intake I again asked officer To charge my boyfriend for hurting me again he replied “not at this time if and when you get out come see me.” The nurse documented it along with documentation of my bruises. the CMSU caseworker and the Doctor evaluated me and found in my favor to be fine released me that evening and brought me home. Because his pfa first I was evicted from our home unable to pick up my 16 yr very ill dog my meds for Lyme or anything else. 3/14 thru 3rd party he contacted me 3/15 direct contact. Captured on video and with a handwritten apology note signed dated. Add I Turned 50 yrs yesterday and never in trouble. No one will help me!
A: Unfortunately, this is a mess, as you well know. The challenge is you are reacting to his moves so your credibility is at issue. The officer does not have to charge if there are significant cresibility issues. What I would suggest is you contact your counties womens support organization. Usually it is a victims rights organization and they have attorney work with them. If he violated your PFA (cross filed PFAs are a nightmare) you do not have to have the police file, you can file the contempt petitiom on your own. It is always best to talk to an attorney first so they can have you navigate the court system. Good luck to you.
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