Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 1 month ago

If you file a restraining order do you have to show up at court as well as the defendant ?

4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    The judge will rule based on the evidence presented IN PERSON at the hearing. In a "he said/she said" case, if only one party shows up, their story is true as far as the judge can tell.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You can't file a restraining order.  You CAN file FOR a restraining order, and, yes.

  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes, you need to show to provide testimony in person. If you don't show, the order will be dismissed. 

  • 1 month ago

    Well duh,  you think the judge will "listen" to your side if you do not show up?   All the other guy has to do is ask for a summary judgement and deny the order. 

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