Q: I’m I in violation of a protection order if I did a welfare check on my wife?
So I have a protection order against my wife. The school called and said my wife has not showed up to pick my kids up and it has been 30 minutes and then I called 911 to do a welfare check on her.
A: Generally speaking, contacting the police is not a crime. However, it would be best to be extremely cautious if you are dealing with someone who has a protection order against you, as any contact could lead to charges being filed against you. The best intentioned action rarely gets a free pass on breaking the law.
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