Homosassa, FL asked in Civil Rights, Animal / Dog Law and Legal Malpractice for Florida

Q: Can the presiding Judge in an ongoing civil case give ex-parte legal advice to Petitioner-is legal redress available?

Former rear neighbor's Pitbull broke into our home and bit our Labrador.They then obtained Stalking Injunction against us after which they drove circles around our home videotaping us pulling weeds in our yard-attempting to elicit a response (we gave no negative response) then alleged we flipped them off. Judge issued Order to Show Cause for violating Stalking Injunction and set it for hearing. (State Attorney declined prosecute-gave us tape, but this Judge signed Order to Show Cause and set this for hearing. Then Judge dismissed their Affidavit allege Violation case because Petitioner failed/refused to go into courtroom (Petitioner was in waiting area of Hearing room but failed/refused to go into Hearing Room) 15 minutes later Judge met ex-parte with Petitioner and advised Petitioner to file Motion on the Merits dismissing Orders dismissing Affidavit Violation-Petitioner filed as Judge advised and we have to go back to Court again (I have this all on Court audio).Hanicapped-no-accommo

1 Lawyer Answer

Andy Wayne Williamson

Answered
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Your situation is to complex to to answer via this forum with any detail.

The judge should not have exported commincation with either side. However the Judge can speak to one side in a Hearing if the other side refuses to go into the hearing.

I suggest that you hire an attorney to deal with this matter.

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