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Thank you. What has happened is someone has went to the court and filed a petition for a protective order against you. The judge or magistrate reviewed the petition presented and found enough evidence to support entering an ex parte order of protection. These are usually temporary in nature. A full hearing will be held on the matter before the court. If you wish to dispute this, you definitely want to be present. If you fail to appear to protect your interests or present any evidence against you, the protective order will likely remain in place or be extended. There are serious consequences to having a protective order issues (ability to have guns, etc.) so I'd highly recommend you plan to attend this hearing.
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