Preservation of Evidence

If you are a victim of a domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking, time is also a critical factor for the preservation of evidence that may be helpful for criminal prosecution or for obtaining a protection order.

  • Do not wash or clean, change clothes, use the restroom, brush teeth, or drink anything until a medical exam can be provided and evidence collected

  • Do not clean or straighten up the area where the assault occurred

  • Do not attempt to cover up any injuries with make-up, lotions or creams

  • Note names/descriptions of other people who may have witnessed or have knowledge of the assault