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  1. #1
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    Jun 2007

    What Happens If Petitioner Violates Restraining Order?

    What is the name of your state? Florida

    I filed a restraining order against someone, now I'm being ordered to court because I apparently violated the restraining order because I had contact with the person I put the restraining order against. What happens next? Will I get in trouble or go to jail? I'm not the respondent or the person who served the restraining order, I'm the one who filed it. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    Sep 2006
    Missouri Ozarks
    You can't have your cake and eat it too. If petitioner communicates with respondent and respondent replies, respondent violates the restraining order. Many states have recognized this injustice by extending the no-contact order to both parties. Courts see it as a waste of time and money when a petitioner applies for and is granted a restraining order which petitioner then ignores by communicating/visiting respondent. If you needed protection, why is there any communication?

    I'm not sure how your particular state addresses the issue, but I'm sure others will be along.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Depending on the nature of the contact it could be used to overturn the restraining order entirely. It also does depend on the wording of the restraining order.

    Parents should remember 3 things: Love your kids more than you hate your ex; when you have children the relationship with the other parent is until death; your children determine what type of nursing home you end up in.
    Nothing stated by me should be taken as giving you legal advice or forming an attorney/client relationship.

    Attorney-GAL in Ohio.

    I've removed the knife from my back, polished it, and will one day return it -- long after you think I have forgotten.
  4. #4
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    Jul 2003
    In the good old US of A
    The Judge will not be happy !! They look at it as a waste of Court time and monies spent .

    In addition , it used to be when both parties showed in Court , the court would just dismiss the the RO , and state I never want to see either one of you in front of me again .

    However , the Courts in recent years have taken on a much harsher roll , because there is too many victims of DV ( both sides ) being fatalities .

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