My son had a hearing to dismiss a restraining order
because the allegations were not true. The hearing lasted all day. One of the allegations was that she was pushed by him and I was a witness who was there and i gave the exact date which was 6 mos. earlier and I had receipts because that was the day I had the bathroom remodeled. i also testified she was not pushed but that she jumped on his back and screamed and he turned around then walked away towards me. The date was not within the 180 days that the restraining order was covering.
Later at the end when her attorneys were summing up they put her back on the stand and she perjured herself and said no it was in May (I had previously testified it was October)...she knew better and she lied, even after being told the truth and given the exact date.
That plus several other things she lied about caused the restraining order to be continued. My son's attorney said it had to be appealed and would cost $6,000 to appeal . He said the judge did not follow the law and it had a 95% chance of being dismissed by another judge.
Besides that, she went over to his house several times and kept e-mailing and calling him. Thats after she had him put in jail for 21 days earlier for talking to her at a grocery store. Of course they are saying he was stalking her. From the time she filed that restraining order, she'd been calling him and bribing him by saying if he doesn't come to the hearing she'll bring the kids over to see him. (He's not allowed to see his kids at all).
My concern is the perjury isssue. I have 3 other witnessess that can be called about that day although they did not see that even they knew about it when it happened in October.
Also isn't there another way to get this thing dismissed...there were no valid charges and she threw in fights they had 4 yrs. ago which are not supposed to be covered under a restraining order.
My son is now unemployed because she had him put in jail when he talked to her at the store and he lost his job....it is possible he'll be jailed again because of the e-mails he's answered and the fact that she came over to his house twice.
What can you do when you don't have $6,000 to appeal this?