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My restraining order has recently ran the statute of limitations

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My restraining order has recently ran the statute of limitations of 2 years. The order was served on me. Do I have to petition the court to get the order expunged from my record? I am currently trying to get the family violence charge expunged from my record it has been 2 years since the incident. My spouse and I are now divorced. All this happened in the state of Texas.
JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: Yes, I have but only on the expungement of the assault or family violence charge not the restraining order.
JA: What advice did they give you?
Customer: They are in the process of working on expunging the assault family violence charge this happened 2 years ago and it was dismissed due to insufficient evidence in the state of Texas. I do not about the restraining order though. The restraining orders statute of Limitations ended May 7 2016 at 12pm.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Family Lawyer should know?
Customer: No not this time.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
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