Four Things You Must Do If A Restraining Order Is Filed Against You

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Restraining orders are orders that are filled by someone who believes you are making inappropriate contact with them. If you have a restraining order filed against you, you will know right away because you will be served by an officer with paperwork that states the information of your restraining order. If this happens to you, here are four things you need to do:

  1. Don't Go to Their Place of Employment: Even if the person is not working or they work in a place that you used to visit often, you need to stop visiting there immediately. Most likely, the person's boss and other employees working there will know about the restraining order and can call the police and have you arrested because it will be a violation of the restraining order. 
  2. Meet with an Attorney: If you feel that the restraining order has been violated against you wrongfully, you are going to want to meet with a criminal defense attorney. This way, you can work to have the retraining order lifted. This can definitely help you get back to your normal life, since having a restraining order against you can limit you from being able to get a job, volunteer, and more. 
  3. Gather Evidence: If you want to lift the restraining order because of changed behavior, you can also do this by gathering evidence to support it. This includes testimony from your counselor, testimony from a friend or relative, and more. Be sure that you work with an attorney at this point as well, since they can gather all the evidence that is needed and weed through it to ensure that you have a strong case for getting the restraining order lifted. 
  4. Fight Accusations About Violations: If you have been accused of violating your restraining order, you are going to want to fight it with an attorney by your side. The reason for this is that it will ensure you avoid jail time and high fees for your violation. Your attorney will collect evidence to show that you have not made any violations, such as gathering witness statements that you were not near the person who has filed a straining order against you. 

When you know these four things to do, you can be sure that you handle your restraining order with ease and very quickly get it taken care of, without having to succumb to any jail time or pay high fees. 


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