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Yes, the family court or civil court restraining order is a separate action from the criminal court action and has a different burden of proof. The criminal case has a burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt, while a civil or family case only has a lesser burden of by a preponderance of evidence (just a little more evidence on one side than another).
Thus, like in the OJ Simpson case where he was acquitted of criminal murder charges, but was found liable in civil court for the same murder, so can the court issue a restraining order in civil court for DV when the criminal DV case was dismissed.
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