Erroneous Stalking Allegations My ex-girlfriend recently filed for a temporary protective injunction against me for alleged stalking. Last month she filed for a domestic violence
protective injunction which was denied, I assume due to lack of proof, as
it was also fallacious.. The temporary stalking injunction was granted and the hearing is tomorrow. I have not yet been served notice of this, but came across it all when I was searching online public records to find some documents for an unrelated legal case.
My questions are: since the hearing is in less than 24 hours, I do not have the time to properly prepare a defense, hire an attorney if need be, etc. Should I proactively contact the court to ask for a continuance or will the court automatically reschedule
the hearing since they have been unable to serve me? (I have not been avoiding service, I have been out of town, but I assume they have tried to do so) Since I have not seen the papers, I have no idea what she is alleging, but I do know I have done nothing
wrong as I have not seen or talked to her in over 2 months, not driven by her home or work, etc. I have moved on with my life and am happy in another relationship. Will the papers contain whatever allegations she is claiming so that I can build a defense?
Will it include the names of any potential witnesses of the falsified claims? I don't know what I am up against and want to protect myself and my name from these outlandish accusations as I am a prominent professional in my town. I feel that this as well as
the denied DVI petition she filed last month are all just attempts to smear my name by a jaded and jealous ex-lover. Should I hire an attorney to ask for the continuance? I don't want to be passive and risk her getting some sort of default judgement against
me if I don't show up. Once this is over, and I assume the judge dismisses this, what is my best course of action to get my name removed from these allegations in the public record? I don't want business colleagues or others seeing my name attached to such
baseless claims. Finally, assuming this petition is denied by the judge like the one last month, do I have any recourse against her for making these false claims which are potentially defaming?