If you are served with a temporary restraining order you need to take it seriously. A restraining order will prohibit you from contacting the individual named in the order in any way. This includes in person, phone, text, e-mail, electronic, and even messages sent through a third party. Communicating with the Plaintiff can subject you to felony charges even if it the Plaintiff contacts you first!
If you are served with a temporary restraining order, you will be required to appear in court to defend the allegations. Loosing your case will result in the entry of a permanent restraining order. This could have serious consequences. You will be required to pay an assessment fee of between $50 and $500 and will be fingerprinted and entered in a domestic violence registry. You will also be prohibited from owning a firearm and can even be required to pay support to the plaintiff. If you are deemed to have violated the restraining order you will be subject to serious criminal penalties. Permanent restraining orders are intended to be permanent, and can be very difficult to vacate once entered. If you are served with a temporary restraining order contact William C. Miller at (732) 742-5556 to schedule a free consultation.