Can a person protected with a protective order taunt and make threats on social media? and slander and attempt to provoke?
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document her harassment/provocation and contact your attorney who should be able to say the magic words to make her stop....without running the risk of YOU being violated AGAIN.
Restraining Orders and protective orders are unfortunately one-way streets. Your conduct is controlled by the protective order, not her's. You are not allowed to contact her. She may taunt you, but you cannot respond. It seems "unfair" but life is not fair. If her conduct amounts to harassment, you might seek a R.O. against her to stop her harassing behavior. Contact a local North County Attorney for assistance.
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I would definitely take screen shots of the taunting behavior and give them to your attorney. What you will want to happen is that the protective order can be lifted due to your good behavior in not responding. You need to show how much of a jerk she was and that you did nothing in response - absolutely nothing. This will gain you good will from the court and help you have the protective order lifted early. Take screen shots and save them for later. For now, however, do not respond to her taunting at all.
You may wish to save screen shots of the allegedly provocative material and/or have your attorney review it. It won't lift your protective order, but may come in useful later.
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The short answer is yes, generally. The person who is the restrained party or the subject of the protective order is tasked with refusing all contact as prohibited by the order. Turn off your social media and ignore her or risk spending some serious time in jail.
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