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My exhusband got a restraining order against me. We had an

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My exhusband got a restraining order against me. We had an altercation at his house, he called the police. Lied and said I threatened him with a gun/knife. Court is on monday and I have no lawyer. What should I do?

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Hello and thanks for contacting JustAnswer.


 

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I am so sorry for your situation.


 

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There is an 800 number you can call in FL for the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline. The number is 1-800-500-1119


 

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In addition, you can ask that a victim advocate from the state attorney's office attend the hearing with you.


 

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I'm so sorry I just realized that your ex is claiming HE is the victim, not you. I apologize for the misunderstanding.


 

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You can request that the heairng be postponed/continue to allow you to have time to get an attorney. It is important for you to get an attorney to represent you in this situation to try to get this claim dismissed against you.


 

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If the police responded and interviewed you and believed that you were credible and said positive things about you in the police report, then you would want to subpoena the officer to attend the heairng. Obviously, you would not want to subpoena them to attend if the report believes your ex. Have you seen the police report (if there is one)?


 

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Also, are there pending criminal charges against you?


 

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