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Domestic Violence - What Should You Do?
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Call 911 and report domestic violence. Law enforcement will respond and investigate. If you do not want law enforcement to investigate, but want to obtain the warrant on your own go to the nearest magistrate's office.
If you have been involved in a "domestic violence case," whether or not you have brought the charges or they have been brought on your behalf against a defendant, you must contact the Domestic Violence Unit of the District Attorney's Office between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. of the next weekday after the charges are brought.
If the charges are brought during regular business hours, you must contact the unit during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
The telephone number for the unit is
(910) 341-1431 or 1432
. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with a number at which you can be reached and we will return your call as soon as possible.
If you are able to do so, we would prefer that you come to the unit during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. of the next weekday after the charges have been brought.
Bring any damaged clothing or physical evidence that you may have with you at that time. We are located on the first floor (basement) of the Courthouse at Fourth and Princess Street in Wilmington. If no one is available to speak to you right away, we will do so as soon as possible.