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2nd violation of HRO

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My ex was just arrested from an arrest warrant at 4 pm tonight (his 2nd HRO violation in 3 months). He had violated the HRO on 11/21/12, and a warrant was put out 11/30/12. He got out of jail at 9:30 tonight! Why and how? He showed up at my house 11/21/12 w/o the supervisor who does the supervised visit exchanges of our children. He was demanding the children. I immediately called the police and filed a report. Now he is out of jail and told the supervisor, whom he called after he got out of jail, that he told the police she (the supervisor) was at the house when he showed up and that I lied about her not being there. How can he lie his way out of jail and not go before a judge first? What recourse do I have for this 2nd violation, which should be a gross misdemeanor? Help!

While I obviously cannot know the specifics of his case, my guess is that what happened was that he did not need to appear before a judge. What happens the vast majority of cases is that the person is arrested and taken to jail. Then, once processed at the jail, he is given a bond. If he posts the bond, there is no need to appear before a judge, it is only those that do not post a bond that end up appearing before the judge.

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You should be able to check into this rather easily. All you need to do is contact the jail and ask them how he was released, they should be able to provide that information to you.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


last question: I called and bail was posted, with a court day on Monday morning. What can I do as the victim of these continued harrasments despite a HRO? What legal recourse do I have?

My thought would be to call the office of the prosecuting attorney next week. You could tell them of your difficulties thus far with your ex and let them know how you want the prosecution to proceed. You could also let them know that you are available to do whatever they might need to successfully prosecute the case.

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