Q: If a restraining order is placed on me by my GF and I have to leave our house am I entitled to my clothes in the house
She moved out in February but I was just served with the warrent yesterday for domestic abuse I was arrested then got out today and the cops said I can't get my clothes out of my house and made me leave I don't want the house I'm surrendering the loan to the bank tomorrow but I just want my clothes how do I get them
A: You leave out important facts, like what the PFA warrant accuses you of having done. Appear in court on the date and time stated on the warrant. You have to do this regardless of what you "just want". If you don't appear you will be arrested again and will probably not be allowed to make bail until your case is heard in court. You would be well-advised to hire a lawyer to appear with you and help you present your side of the case. Otherwise you may go to jail. Tell the judge your side of the story and what you want. You may or may not be sentenced to jail, depending on what the judge decides you did or didn't do after hearing from both sides. If you are not sentenced to jail the judge will in all probability give you a date and time when you can get your clothes in the presence of an officer without confronting your ex-girlfriend. The warrant orders you to have no contact with your ex-girlfriend. This means you can't even call her. If you violate this prohibition you will be subject to being rearrested and held in jail without bond until the case is decided in court.
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