At the Courthouse

Sit as far away from the abuser as you can; you don't have to look at or talk to the abuser; you don't have to talk to the abuser's family or friends if they are there.

Bring a friend or relative with you to wait until your case is heard.

Tell a bailiff or sheriff that you are afraid of the abuser and ask him/her to look out for you.

Make sure you have your court order before you leave.

Ask the judge or the sheriff to keep the abuser there for a while when court is over; leave quickly.

If you think the abuser is following you when you leave, call the police immediately.

If you have to travel to another State for work or to get away from the abuser, take your protection order with you; it is valid everywhere.



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