Q: How and when do i get notified of defendant getting served FRO?
Thank you for your question. The restraining order process is difficult and can vary depending on who is in charge of serving the defendant. Without more details, I'll have to keep my response general in nature. Also, you should not give many details about such a sensitive topic on this public forum, so please reach out to schedule a consultation if you want more information.
The defendant might be served by the local police in his/her town or the county sheriff. My experience has been that most of the time, the victim must contact the local police to be advised whether or not the defendant was served. In some circumstances, like where the victim is known by the police due to multiple reports of domestic violence, the police might reach out to the victim to notify them out of courtesy.
I hope this was helpful and wish you the best.
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