I was physically assaulted and threatened by my girlfriend's brother, but we don't want to press charges because he's her family. However, we both want a restraining order. He is imbalanced with access to firearms and other weapons, and he threatened to come to my house. Can I get a restraining order on these grounds?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Probably not, since what is missing from your narrative are the facts. "physically assaulted and threatened" are your conclusions (i.e. opinions). An example of facts would be "punched, kicked, pushed etc." or "told me he'd kill me".
Also absent is a relationship with the brother. Your girlfriend (his sister) has one and you don't. She can file for a PPO.
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