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my wife is charged with battery/domestic abuse she has never

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my wife is charged with battery/domestic abuse she has never been in trouble i will be posting her bond today how can we get the protection order taken care of and atleast the charge to a misdomeanor?
Submitted: 7 years ago via RocketLawyer.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
Where you the alleged victim? If not please give me some details
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes but it was just a dumb thing that happened at a bar.
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.

Thank you for your question.

A temporary restraining order (TRO) is issued by the court based upon the police allegations.

There will be a hearing at a later date to determine whether the TRO should be extended. the court will typically not lift the restraining order prior to this time.

At that hearing, you and your wife may be heard and may present your side. If you are successful, the TRO will be dismissed. between now and the hearing date your wife should not be in contact with you as she could be arrested for violation of the restraining order.