Can I see or speak with the defendant?

Although as the victim you are not ordered to stay away from the defendant and cannot be arrested, we urge you to limit contact. When restraints were ordered, you feared for your safety. If circumstances have changed, do not assume the order is not in effect. The abuser may be arrested if with you, even with your permission.

Please contact Providence House or the Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Unit at 732-929-2019 for direction in dismissing the restraining order.

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1. Who is eligible for a restraining order?
2. How do I get a restraining order?
3. What does a restraining order do?
4. What is a violation of a restraining order, what should I do?
5. Who can violate the restraining order?
6. Can I see or speak with the defendant?