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Can I accept a restraining order without going to court?

My wife wants a restraining order, which is fine because I never want to see her again. Will I have to see her in court or can I just accept the order and not go to court?

    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    You can just not go to court and the restraining order will be issued. When you wife tells the police that you had contact with her when you did not AFTER the warrant is issued, then you will be arrested for aggravated stalking. You cannot complain that you did not know the terms of the order, because you voluntarily decided not to appear.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 7/14/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    In most places you can just accept the order and then stay away from the person.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 7/10/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    If summoned, then you must go to court. Otherwise, you risk a bench warrant for your arrest, and possibly contempt charges. Beware that anything you say alright might be used in evidence against you.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 7/9/2013
    Thomas E. Gates | Gates' Law, PLLC
    651 Strander Blvd., Suite 209
    Tukwila, WA 98188-2953
    (253) 332-7899
    You are not required to appear and, a restraining order will be issued for one year. You must follow the restrictions, because jail time is a possibility if you violate any term.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 7/9/2013
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