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    Texas, Houston

    Do courts issue protective orders against persons causing domestic violence even when the criminal law authorities have not been involved?

    Is there any risk or problem in seeking the court order but not having reported anything to law enforcement?

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    Re: Courts' protective orders even if the police or sheriff not involved

    Two different issues in many cases.
    Just process your civil court request and don't worry about the criminal law aspects.
    In many states you file the basic complaint at the police dept even for the civil case just FYI.

    Or if the issue is part of an ongoing complex civil case the judge will address that issue/request just as he or she has done with all the other issues that have arisen in your case.

    AND not all protective orders rise to the level of a criminal case BTW.

    The prosecutor will take care of that if he wishes.

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    • #3
      Re: Courts' protective orders even if the police or sheriff not involved

      You can pursue civil remedies.
      You can file for CIVIL RELIEF in the civil courts if you are:

      • The spouse or former spouse of the abuser;
      • Being stalked or harassed by any person;
      • Have a child in common with the abuser;
      • The current or former live-in girlfriend or boyfriend of the abuser; or
      • Related by blood or marriage to the abuser.

      You can and should file a Child Protection Order if:
      You suspect child abuse is occurring.
      You can bring CRIMINAL CHARGES if:
      You have suffered violence in an abusive relationship, regardless of whether you are married to or living with the abuser.

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      • #4
        Re: Courts' protective orders even if the police or sheriff not involved

        Originally posted by Gallup View Post
        Texas, Houston

        Do courts issue protective orders against persons causing domestic violence even when the criminal law authorities have not been involved?

        Is there any risk or problem in seeking the court order but not having reported anything to law enforcement?
        Absolutely.
        Many such orders never are part of any criminal case and the matter remains purely civil.
        Though violate any such order and you will go to jail.

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