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can a fugitive file a restraining order against someone

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can a fugitive file a restraining order against someone
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 5 years ago.
Hello Jacustomer,

The good news is that of course you have the right to get a restraininng order against someone if you are in fear of them. However, the bad news is that if your warrant is detected when you go to the police or to the court to get your order, you will be arrested and extradited back to stand before the judge again on your felony matter.

So you'll have your order of protection, but you'll also get a great deal more than you bargained for. If there is some way for you to hire a lawyer in the state where you were convicted, maybe he would be able after all this time to get some kind of generous resentencing for you, but you'd be wise if at all to take care of that if you can before walking in to a courthouse or to the police in order to get a protective order.
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