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I am sorry to hear of this situation for you.
When you go to the restraining order hearing, I suggest you can explain to the court that you are dealing with harassment and that you have no intention of being a harm or threat to your neighbor. That you had only been kind and you had asked him to lower the music nicely time and time again.
I suggest you don't want to give the court any reason to believe you are anything other than a cool, calm and rationale person
So when the neighbor presents his information and it is lies, just let him go. Do not shake your head and do not interupt when he is talking. You will get your turn.
I suggest it is best to listen quietly all the while looking at the judge.
When it is your turn to talk, you can bring up his harassment, etc.
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