Thank you for the additional information, it was certainly helpful.
Unfortunately, I do not have good news for you or your boyfriend. I was hopeful that some time had passed since the restraining order (RO) was put in place, some time had passed since the violation of the RO and that he and his former wife had an amicable relationship.
In that event, he could quite likely move to have the RO dissolved. If they were getting along well, she would quite likely consent to dissolving the RO. Even if they weren't getting along well, the passage of time would certainly lead to the possibility of having the judge dissolve the RO. As the are not getting along and only a few months have passed since the violation, there just isn't any real possibility of having it dissolved.
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Similarly, the odds of success in having the conviction dismissed are not good. In general, once a person has entered a plea and been convicted, you can't then somehow undo the conviction.
However, he may be able to have the record expunged. If he has completed all of his terms of the sentence, he can petition the court for an expungement. If successful, the records would be destroyed and no one would be able to see the conviction. This result might help him in his job search. If he's interested, he should go to the courthouse where the conviction occurred and request an expungement packet, that will provide the paperwork and instructions that he needs for the process.
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