Woonsocket, RI asked in Domestic Violence for Rhode Island

Q: How do authorities know of no contact order voilations? Is it only if I share the evidence or do they search their phone

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Thomas Briody
Thomas Briody
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: They know because of a complaint, or a text message, or an email, or because of a witness.... or many other reasons. There is no one answer. If you say there is a violation, that may be enough. If there is a voicemail, the police will want to listen to it. If you have a restraining order against someone, you have the right to contact police if you are contacted by the person who is restrained. If you are the subject of a restraining order, and you think you have violated, your best approach is to speak to an attorney directly. Whatever it is that makes you think you are in violation, stop doing it. Hope this helps.

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