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What can i do if a neighbor has an order protection against an EX but he is back on the premises in her house?

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okay i have a friend who has a order or protection on a ex he has been charged with 4 counts of child endangerment but then charged her for holding his child in their home but when i came back for the weekend he and the children that are on the order of protection are in the home. iam scared for their well being and want to know if i called the cops would it help the situation.

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  1. Bring the paperwork to an attorney to review, depends how it is worded.

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  2. Maybe---it depends on what the cops determine when they investigate.

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  3. It depends on whether the order of protection is a "stay away" or a "refrain from" order of protection. If it is a stay away order of protection, then he can be arrested for violating the order of protection. If it is a refrain from, then he may not be doing anything wrong. I would think that your friend would be the one that is concerned. If you called the police and he was arrested, how would that affect your relationship with your friend? Are you a mandated reporter?

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