The status of the apartment dweller is immaterial. All the states have pretty much made their domestic violence laws similar. At the first threat, the restraining oder should be filled and the victim should FOLLOW THROUGH with the finalization. Most prohibit any contact whether in person or over the phone. Any violation should be reported which will bring a mandatory arrest and a bail situation. That's the only paper trial that is work doing.Never thought of that - thanks for the idea. I might be making daily phone calls to the local police department then
This does not say that the other precautions aren't necessary because they are but the RO will get his butt thrown in the lockup quicker than most any other infraction. The laws do not leave any gray areas to speak of. It leaves so little room that I wound up locking up one of my patrol officers while he was on duty for a DV incident.
The dating relationship is enough to get a victim covered under the DV laws (at least in NJ and most likely other states). The status of who the apartment is leased or subleased to does not come into play at all.