If you were served with a temporary restraining order, it will expire on the day of your court hearing. If you were served with a permanent restraining order, it will not expire at the hearing. However, the judge cannot make any permanent orders until you have been properly served by a law enforcement officer or a process server. Either way, you’ll want to connect with an attorney as soon as possible to defend you in court.
Important items to know before your court date:
- Do NOT miss your hearing.
- Arrive at least 30 mins. early.
- Practice what you want to say.
- Prepare for any questions you might be asked.
- If you have physical evidence disproving accusations of abuse, bring it.
The above is only a general list of tips. If you would like to prepare more fully and have the backing of an expert attorney, contact GYL for help.
Same-Day and After-Hours Appointments for Emergency Situations
If you have been served with a restraining order and need aggressive defense or if you are in fear and need protection immediately, call our office now. We can often go in on the day that you call to obtain temporary orders on your behalf. And, because we know that emergency situations like this cannot wait, we make ourselves available for same-day appointments and after-hours office visits as the need arises.