Immediately after this woman was served a protection order (I filed), she found me in my vehicle. This was before I could turn the protection order back in to the clerk, signed by my third party. She tried to get in my car, and kicked the door. She also punched the window a few times while screaming at me. I have a witness who was in the car. Since this happened immediately after she was served by a third party, the police told me they could not do anything since the protection order wasn’t finalized. Can I press charges now that I have proof of her being served? Did she violate the protection order? Or can a prosecutor still press charges for assault?
I don’t really see the basis for an assault here, but it absolutely appears to be a violation of the protection order. That’s both a misdemeanor and an important issue at your Permanent Protection Order hearing.
I’d really recommend you work with an attorney to make sure everything is handled correctly. Good luck!
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