What should I do if the person I have a restraining order against attempts to contact me?

Violating a final restraining order is a serious matter. In fact, it’s actually a crime. What most people don’t know is that if somebody who is subject to a restraining order passes you on the street and simply waves to you and says, “Hello,” you can go to the police and have them immediately arrested. It’s no joke, and it’s something that should be taken very seriously. So in the event that you have such an order of protection, any type of communication that is prohibited under a final restraining order should absolutely be held to the strictest of adherence in the event of any type of violation what so ever. A text message, a voicemail message, a communication through a third party, a letter or any type of communication, even in passing, take it seriously and report it.