Q: What happens after a contempt of a DV order is written on a report.
A: Generally an arrest warrants issues for the offender and the police will start looking for him to arrest him.
A: If the police find the report is credible and there is probable cause for a violation, it will be presented to a Judge to issue an arrest warrant. Not every report is acted upon by the police.
A: I am guessing that you have a domestic violence restraining order (temporary or permanent) and you reported a violation of that order to the local police, who took a report. Presuming that I am correct, the next step is for you to follow up with the local police to find out whether they investigated your violation claim and what steps they are taking as a result. If you do not get satisfactory answers from the local police, the next step is to contact the domestic violence intake unit at the county courthouse to ask how you proceed with a contempt complaint. I would let the intake officer know that you had already contacted the local police (and identify the steps or lack thereof being taken by the police department in response). If you still get no cooperation from the intake office, ask if you can appear before the superior court judge addressing domestic violence complaints to address your concerns.
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