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Hello. My name is Ada ***** I reside in the state of Tennessee, county of Rutherford county. If I have a restraining order court hearing for tomorrow, what would happen if I don't go. My husband filed it. The claims are false and my husband has taken advantage of my poor english. I was ordered to move out immediately and jailed for hours. He did this because he knew I was leaving him and moving out. He has been physically abusive and verbally for many years. I also have a a temporary restraining order that happened 1.5 years ago that came up. Again, lies. After we got back together we were supposed to erradicate this past order of protection.He would always make lies. I'm lost and don't know what to do. JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: Tennessee JA: Has anything been filed or reported? Customer: Have I retained an attorney, no JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: no
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Thanks for your question, Ada. If you have a restraining order hearing tomorrow, if you don't go, there may be some issues. In many cases, if a party doesn't show up to a restraining order hearing and they are defendant, then the court is likely to approve the restraining order. The person who fails to show up is not going to go to jail as restraining orders are civil matters and civil matters like this don't amount to jail time. The court may take into consideration the abuse issues, but if you don't go, you won't have a chance to adequately defend yourself to have the RO defeated. Nonetheless, if you don't go, you'll just have the RO put on you and the court will mail you the decision.
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