Q: Is it illegal to have a hearing for a restraining order without ever giving notice of .court or copy of petetion to resp
I was never notified of a hearing or served with any kind of temporary papers or request for a petition.
I was served notice after the hearing
A: If this is a criminal proceeding you either hired or were appointed a public defender… s/he is the person you should ask as they have all the info
A: Without reviewing the paperwork one cannot say for certain especially since the use of terms is important here. In many instances and under the right circumstances a temporary restraining order (TRO) can be issued without notice, however this is temporary until a hearing can be held (hence "temporary restraining order"). It is at that hearing a Judge could possibly decide whether or not to extend and/or convert the TRO into an injunction. That said, it is important that you take a copy of the paperwork served on you to an attorney to discuss your options at this time. Good luck.
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