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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION ...................................................................1
II. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK ....................................................2
III. CRIMINAL LAWS AND PROCEDURES ...................................4
At the scene ................................................................5
After-arrest .................................................................9
Arrest Glossary .......................................................12
Court ..........................................................................13
Protective orders .......................................................17
Court Glossary............................................................20
After-arraignment .......................................................21
Overview of court process............................................24
IV. CIVIL LAWS AND PROCEDURES
....................................29
RESTRAINING ORDERS .............................................30
Procedure for getting a Restraining Order .................36
Step-by-Step Instructions (without an attorney) ........37
WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO LIVE WITH YOU .................51
DIVORCE AND SEPARATION
....................................52
CUSTODY AND OTHER CHILDREN'S ISSUES.................55
V. GLOSSARY OF TERMS ......................................................58
VI. SAMPLE RESTRAINING ORDER FORMS ..........................60
VII. RESOURCE DIRECTORY …………………………………...……...69