Q: Can I re i initiate contact with my spouse after a magistrate emergency protection order expires or do we go to a hearin
was arrested an an emergency protection order was issued by the magistrate due to family violence. I was served and the order expires in a week. My partner does not wish to prosecute but I am complying with the order by staying away and not having any type of contact. Can we expect a hearing or do we have to just let the order expire
When the OP expires, it has no effect. However, before you make any contact, make sure there has not been an additional order signed or filed. Your best bet is to have your lawyer call the DA's office. If not, be sure to check the court/clerk's records to be sure there has not been an extension of the order.
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