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Can I file a restraining order for verbal or drug abuse?

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Can I file a restraining order for verbal or drug abuse?
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Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones, Esq., Lawyer replied 1 month ago

I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

Are you in fear for your safety?

Has this individual made any threats to harm you, either now or in the past?

Have they been violent in any way before?

If any of the answers to these questions are yes -- then yes, you can and shoud seek a protective injunction.

In order to do so you can go into your local courthouse and speak with a clerk at the Clerk of Courts office.

They can provide you with all of the necessary forms that you need to fill out, and they can also help you with getting them filed.

I hope that helps!

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Hi! Just checking in to see if you have any more questions? I hope I was able to address all of your concerns. Please let me know, I'm here to help. Thanks!

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