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When getting an order of protection In family court the judge granted it and told me that I can also file this criminal court?

Q: She said something along the lines that in criminal court they can make arrests easier if the defenadant violates the order of protection. Will I have to go back and forth to both courts if I file in criminal court?

A: It’s optional whether you appear in the criminal case, except at trial. That said, I wouldn’t understand the Judge’s comment that it’s easier to arrest someone on a criminal court order – in my mind, an OP is an OP. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Domestic Violence Attorney for a full assessment.

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