Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Think a Restraining Order Will Save You?

Ex-Husband Arrested For Murder She got a restraining order. It didn't save her.
At the time of the murder, Augustine Munoz was free on bail for violating a domestic violence restraining order. After police found Alamo's body, Munoz's bail was revoked and he was returned to jail.
She got a restraining order. He violated it. He was arrested, but released. Then she was killed. He is charged with the murder.

Restraining orders are interesting legal documents, but they won't protect you from violent persons. If you think you need a court order, you also need a plan for what you will do if that order is violently violated. I prefer firearms, you may have other thoughts, but you shouldn't rely on the system. You should rely on yourself.

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