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if you dont fight a retraining order are you admiting gu

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if you don't fight a retraining order are you admiting guilt? can the court try for some charge's?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  NJ FamLaw replied 7 years ago.
The court can only enter a restraining order when someone admits an act of domestic violence occurred or the court finds it happened by a preponderance of the evidence. This is different than a criminal case where the evidential standard is much higher. You could have a court try only some of the charges, but a motion would be necessary. It is usually a throw it all at the wall and See what sticks approach and a motion would be somewhat meaningless.
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