Someone filed an ex parte protective order against me, and now has a 12-month restraining order on me. In the witness statement, the petitioner made several false accusations against me, and my attorney and I decided to not contest the petitioner's request for a 12 month protective order. I'm concerned that the petitioner's false accusations are now on my record and may create problems for me in the future.
Since you decided to not contest the validity of the allegations in the petition, you are stuck with them, and since you didn't appeal the grant of the order, you have waived your right to try to get it off your record.
Mr. Rice is correct. Since you chose not to rebut the witness statements and voluntarily accepted the 12 month TPO, I know of no way to go back and change the record at this point.
Due to the fact that you did not contest at the moment the accusations were made, \you cannot change what has been placed on your record. Appealing would have been an option if you had filed within the allotted time.
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