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Legal Guidance

Deciding whether to file a report with law enforcement and navigating the legal system can be overwhelming. We want you to know that you are not alone in navigating the legal system and that there are options to seek legal advice that can help you better determine what's best for you. Below are options that are available to you so that you can receive free legal guideance and advocacy if you chose to move forward.

Free Legal Advice

Appalachian State University offers guidance and free legal advise to all enrolled students. To schedule an appointment call the Office of the Dean of Students at 828-262-8284.

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Judicial Systems Advocacy

OASIS staff will support survivors throughout the court process, including steering survivors to available resources, providing the blank forms to allow survivors to apply for domestic violence protective orders, accompanying survivor clients to the magistrate and courthouse to file criminal charges or seek civil restraining orders, introducing clients to law enforcement and court personnel, and being present with clients on their scheduled court dates. OASIS does not have an attorney on staff, so they cannot provide legal advice or speak in court. They can, however, make referrals for free or low cost legal services.

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