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Hello, thank you for the question. So there's a no contact order, you're the accused and you're not to contact the victim, but the victim has texted you?
What did the text say? Was it only one text?
Is the no contact order part of a recognizance or bail? Are the charges still being processed? If so, do you have a lawyer?
Don't worry about pissing off the judge, you have a legitimate question.
What particulars did you get today?
I hope you didn't reply to the alleged victim. You're to have no contact with her, but she can have contact with you. You mustn't reply to her.
I've seen plenty of cases like this where the victim, who is/was in a relationship with the accused, tries to get the accused in trouble by reaching out and leaving messages or sending texts, then if the accused replies the authorities are called in to lay further charges for the breach of recognizance. I'm not saying that's happening here.
Do you have a lawyer of your own yet?
Any updates on your criminal law matter?