Q: My mother filed an Emergency Order of Protection against my brother. His court date is coming up. Does he need a lawyer?
He does not want to dispute the OoP, and my mother does not want to extend it as far as I know. Is showing up to court without an attorney okay? Neither of us can afford one for him.
A: This is a general question. You might be okay, you might not. It depends on whether your brother has been served and violated the OoP. It depends on what the OoP is for? Is it something stemming from a domestic violence incident, etc? In order to accurately answer the question, more information is necessary. Consult with a local criminal defense attorney. It might be as simple as one court appearance or it may be much more complicated than that.
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