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I was being harrassed by cell phone for several months and finally I called the police. The first time the police came they advised me to get a civil protection order. [...] Do I need to contact the prosecuters office to press charges against her or do I have to go to more expense and have my attorney do it for me. I would like to see her arrested for the problems she has caused with her phone calls.
It sounds as though you have done about all you can do. Though it is frustrating being a victim and though it seems like it takes forever to get a matter resolved you have to let the process work. With respect to the criminal charges, you really have no control over that process as it is up to the police and prosecutor to pursue that case and whatever the prosecutor decides to do will be final. Hiring a private attorney would not necessarily help on the criminal side because about all that attorney could do is stay in touch with the prosecutor--he could not make the prosecutor pursue the criminal case.
If the protection order process and criminal process fail you, then that is when you may very well want to get your own attorney involved because the attorney works for you whereas the prosecutor works for the government. A private attorney may very well be able to pursue a tort action against the perpetrator.
Press Charges Against a Shoplifter
Step1Call the local police and request they come and arrest a detained shoplifter. Be clear about your intent to press charges.
Step2Identify your role [....]
Step5Obtain the police report number. Every time the police respond to a call, they must file a police report. You will need this report number when you contact the authorities to follow up on the charges.
Step6Turn to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention for more detailed information on the process of catching shoplifters, pressing charges and preventing theft (see Resources below). http://www.ehow.com/how_2040058_press-charges...http://www.johnsoncountytx.org/departments/co...