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Q: can A restraint order be dropped at a arraignment

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Andrew Lawrence Moses
Andrew Lawrence Moses
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: A restraining order is a civil (non-criminal) matter, and therefore will not have an arraignment. However, if you are asking if a restraining order or injunction can be dismissed at a hearing or after a hearing is held, then the answer is yes. Additionally, the injunction may be able to be dismissed even prior to the hearing.

Sasha Dadan Bonna
Sasha Dadan Bonna
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  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Fort Pierce, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If the opposing party agrees to have the injunction dismissed it can be done even before a hearing. However, you must not have direct contact with the opposing party if an injunction has been entered against you and they are pro se. However, if the opposing party is represented you may consult with their lawyers and see if you can come to other terms to get the temporary injunction dismissed. You can request for opposing counsel to file a voluntary dismissal.

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