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Where your in-laws charged with a crime? Was there a conviction? If not, why not?
Was there a conviction? If there was not a conviction, why was there not a conviction?
The bot***** *****ne is that the answer is no. I'm sorry to say that you cannot go "court shopping" or "judge shopping" if you don't like a ruling. If the judge in your case didn't agree with you and ruled against you, then you have the option of appealing. In the appeal, you'd have to argue that the judge abused his discretion and ruled contrary to law. Note that the appeal should generally be filed within 30 days of the ruling.
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I'm not sure what you mean by this: "That seems to be contrary to what your prior answer was." I am confused since I have only provided you with one answer. There is no prior answer. However, I will be happy to opt out and open this question to other attorneys for their input.
I truly wish you the best.
Q: Didn't you answer this initially with this reply ....
A: No, that was not an answer to your question. That was me asking you a question so that I had more background information. Also, my question to you doesn't at all seem contrary to my later answer. Accordingly, I'm still not sure what you mean by this: "That seems to be contrary to what your prior answer was."
In any event, I stand by my answer that you cannot request a restraining order due to the same issues from multiple judges until one of them grants it. The courts don't work that way. If the judge doesn't rule in your favor, then you can appeal. You cannot, however, start over again with a new judge. If you were to do that, and the new judge found out (which he almost certainly would), then he'd deny your request.
I am truly sorry for the bad news, but please understand that it would be unfair to you (and unprofessional of me) to provide you with anything less than an honest response.
In that situation, you would appeal the judge's decision not to grant you the immediate restraining order. You would not go to a different judge to try to get the restraining order. A new judge wouldn't even hear the arguments. He'd tell you to go back to the original judge or appeal.
I'm really sorry that is not what you wanted to read. But it is the truth.