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I filled a order of protection, my husband hit me, and he came back today, and I called the cops to serve him his protection papers, and he ran. I'm wondering what will happen if the police can never get ahold of him to serve him.

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He cannot be charged with a violation of the protective order, if he is never served a copy of the protective injunction.

That being said, even though he fled today, there is additional opportunity to serve him the injunction.

Notice of the protective order can be served to him by the sheriff's office, any law enforcement officer, or a process server.

The Sheriff should already have a copy and orders to serve your ex, however if not, then you should contact the Sheriff's office as soon as possible and arrange it.

The Sheriff will then make every effort to locate and serve your ex. That includes visiting his home, place of employment, and any other known address for him.

I hope that helps!

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