West Lafayette, IN asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Immigration Law for Indiana

Q: Protective Order Appeal amid Criminal Case Possibility

My wife issued a protective order for 2 years. I have a possible criminal case allegation which can be active at any time as I am said. But I only have few days left to appeal to cancel or modify the protective order. Whatever I say in this hearing can be used against me. I am a F1 student in USA. My wife is grad student too in another city.

1. A Lawyer told me I can appear in protection order hearing without saying anything. How true is that? Judge can ask me anything, right?

2. I have followed and intend to follow the protective order. But is there any way I can give a bond or undertaking of not contacting her in exchange of lifting this protective order? (Do I have to explain the incident in this case)

3. What are the downfalls of having this protective order? Will my visa be cancelled because of this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Roy Klein
Robert Roy Klein
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: For the immigration question, the PO will not have any effect on your immigration matter. Violating it will have severe consequences. The underlying crime might have consequences also.

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