My question involves protection orders in the State of: Washington
I filed a protection order yesterday against a woman I had a week and half relationship with.
She was stalking and harassing me for over a week from the last time we saw each other in person. Including coming by my house when I was not home and leaving photographs of herself, and other items, in my mailbox.
Constantly sending me text messages, and occasionally calling and leaving voice mails.
I could deal with the texts and phone calls, which I never returned. And I figured she would eventually leave me alone. However, once it became clear she was coming to my house and items started to show up in my mailbox, that is when I knew I had a real problem on my hands.
So two nights ago, I filed a police report just to get a paper trail started. Not at that point ready to have the police talk to her. But the barrage of texts kept coming and coming. So I finally responded back with to not text me, not to call me, and not come to the house. And that it was over.
That did not stop her. Just gave her fuel for her fire. 13 more texts and a phone call came from her all through the night and into the morning and afternoon. Finally, she sent one which was a threat. Then I moved forward with getting a protection order served to her.
So my question is, how do I prepare for the court date coming up in a couple of weeks? I cannot export the text messages off of my phone. I have called both AT&T, and Nokia and both have told me it is not possible at this time with the model of phone I have.
If the proof of harassment cannot be presented as evidence, what can I do? The texts also incriminate her with leaving things in my mailbox. Plus the threat to me. I cannot imagine a judge willing to look at my phone and its contents...