If I want to contact my boyfriend who I have a temporary order of protection from, is there any way of doing so?

I have been in a relationship for 2 years and it had turned abusive for a year. Each occasion he has hurt was when he was high on weed or wanting to go get weed and I was trying to get in the middle. On Friday afternoon I finally called the cops because I had enough. They set a temporary order of protection until October which is our court date. I know it is foolish to want to contact him, but I decided we could work things out if he goes to counseling. His absence is killing me and I would really like to talk to him in a way that we don’t get in trouble with the law.

Asked on August 13, 2012 under Criminal Law, New York

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

With a temporary order of protection, there is normally a no contact order between the parties. You being the alleged victim, if he has contact with you either by phone, social media, or in person, he can be held in contempt of the court order and placed in jail. I would not advise violating the protection order. Rather, you can request that the protection order be removed if the Judge finds suitable grounds to do so.


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