Domestic Violence

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Question: What will happen if I don't show up for a summons to court for a answer to a protective order hearing?

Answer: Whether you are the victim or defendant, and you do not show up for court, you risk the judge denying the motion and dismissing the case. If you are the victim and do not attend the hearing, the judge could rule against you, meaning the order of protection is not valid. if you are the defendant and asked for a hearing to quash the order and you do not show up, the judge can keep the order in place.

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