Domestic Violence

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Question: I went to my acoholic ex-husbands to check on him. He had given me a key. I entered his apartment after calling and leaving messages and knocking. After I entered the apartment I was attacked and beaten. The police came. I never hit him. I end up in the hospital for the night with facial trauma and lacerations to my had with broken glass in it still. The police said I could not file charges on him because I was in his residence. He tried to kill me. What can I do?? I have cut all connections with him and am not answering any of his call to me or his children. I am scared.

Answer:

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, there are many resources that can help you. Please read the article on this website titled “Domestic Violence”. 

A person may file an order of protection or injunction against harassment against the abuser. This will order the person who is hurting the abused to stay away from them and allow the police to arrest that person if he or she violates the order. However, an Order of Protection is for preventing domestic violence. It is not for child custody orders or preventing access or visitation to a child unless harm may result to the child or the acts of domestic violence involved the child. If you decide that you want detailed legal advice from an attorney, please visit our website for legal aid options that may be available to you.

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  • I went to my acoholic ex-husbands to check on him. He had given me a key. I entered his apartment after calling and leaving messages and knocking. After I entered the apartment I was attacked and beaten. The police came. I never hit him. I end up in the hospital for the night with facial trauma and lacerations to my had with broken glass in it still. The police said I could not file charges on him because I was in his residence. He tried to kill me. What can I do?? I have cut all connections with him and am not answering any of his call to me or his children. I am scared.

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