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have you been arrested for violating a restraining order? Was the order a criminal or civil order? In what US st
I was hoping that you would respond to my question so that I could look up the law in your state. But I can give you a general answer, and if you need more specific information, you can replay and tell me what US state this occurred in.
If you violated a protective order in your state, that is a criminal offense, and if you are convicted of that crime, jail is always a possibility. It is more likely, however if you were convicted after a trial. Under normal circumstances, unless the violation involved injury to the complainant or had particularly ugly facts, something other than jail could be negotiated.
Here, you have a defense to the charges in that you were entrapped by the complainant into thinking there was no order and then accused of violating it. If you wanted to fight the case and have your lawyer try to show that you were set up by the complainant and that you didn't willfully violate any order, to the extent that your lawyer would be able to undermine the credibility of the complainant, you may be able to beat this charge.
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