Navigating the process of requesting a protection order is a significant step toward ensuring personal safety. When filing a protection order one of the most common questions is: What evidence is needed to support a protection order request? Read on for essential guidance on gathering the types of evidence that can strengthen your case, including documentation, witness statements, and medical records.

 Various types of evidence can be presented to strengthen your case. While having all these forms of evidence is not mandatory, the more comprehensive your evidence collection, the stronger your case is likely to become.


Incident Logs: Maintain a detailed log of incidents, documenting dates, times, locations, and descriptions of each occurrence.

Communications: Save relevant text messages, emails, or social media interactions that support your case.

Photographs or Videos: If applicable, include visual evidence of injuries, damages, or situations that warrant concern.

Witness Statements

Affidavits: Gather sworn statements or affidavits from individuals who have witnessed incidents or can attest to the need for a protection order.

Character References: Include statements from friends, family members, or colleagues that speak to your character and the validity of your concerns.

Medical Records

Injury Documentation: Provide medical records detailing any injuries sustained as a result of the incidents leading to the protection order request.

Psychological Impact: If applicable, include records from mental health professionals outlining the emotional and psychological impact of the incidents.

Police Reports

File Incident Reports: If you have involved law enforcement in any incidents, obtain copies of police reports to substantiate the events leading to your protection order request.

Legal Documents:

Prior Restraining Orders or Court Orders: If there is a history of legal actions, include copies of any previous restraining orders or court orders related to the individual involved.

Technology Records

GPS Tracking Data: If relevant, consider providing GPS tracking data that supports your account of events or the alleged threat’s proximity to you.

Corroborating Evidence

Any Other Relevant Documents: Include any additional documents that support your case, such as relevant court documents, divorce decrees, or child custody agreements.

When seeking a protection order, compiling compelling evidence is crucial to the success of your request. Remember to gather a variety of documentation, witness statements, and medical records to strengthen your case. Legal professionals can provide further guidance tailored to your specific situation, ensuring that your protection order request is supported by robust and persuasive evidence.

Ready to strengthen your case for a protection order? Our experienced legal team is here to guide you through the process. Call us today for personalized assistance and ensure that your case is backed by strong and compelling evidence. Your safety matters, and we’re ready to stand with you. Dial (360) 334-6277 now.