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I'm a RN in the Psych/ED. I was assaulted. The pt punched me

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I'm a RN in the Psych/ED. I was assaulted. The pt punched me in the face (closed fisted). I have swelling above my right eye and required 6 stitches. I did press charges. They told me it was assault 3, not the more serious charge assault 2. I want to know if I can file restraining order against him so he can not be brought to us when I'm on. There are two other hospitals the pt can go to.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 10 months ago.


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Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 10 months ago.

If charges have been pressed, you shouldn't have to bring an action for a separate restraining order. When the defendant comes before the judge, on this type of a case, in my experience the prosecutor will ask for a restraining order. Typically, it will keep the complainant from you, your home, and your workplace.

You're the complainant on the case, and you can call the prosecutor's office, find out the name and extension number of the DA who is prosecuting your assailant and make sure that a protective order will be forthcoming and that extend to your workplace.

Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 10 months ago.

If you require additional information, please post your follow up here on this question thread, and I’ll be happy to provide it.

Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 10 months ago.

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.