What happens if a boyfriend or husband violates the Temporary Restraining Order?

Call 911 or the local police immediately. When the police officer or officers arrive, the victim must press charges, and she must follow through with legal action. Here is where many woman make a mistake. Out of misguided consideration for the abuser or because of fear, a victim drops the charges. In the past, police were often reluctant to follow up on a Temporary Restraining Order violation, because it was often dropped by the victim, either because of pressure, intimidation, or fear.

Parenthetically, most police officers dread calls to intervene in domestic disputes, not only because of futility of being called again and again to the same households for the same reason, but also because a domestic dispute is the place where more policemen are injured or killed than any other call they respond to.