Had an ex gf who stole my phone found out i was cheating and filed a ppo against me stating recent violence when there was none, and it was granted. She served me in my sleep by putting it on my chest and leaving the house unlocked. Was i served? Did it count? Can i fight this because i have texts of her admitting she did it because i was cheating.
If you want to fight the PPO, you should hire a lawyer to help you. The lawyer can help you sort through possible defenses. Since the purpose of the court rules about notice is to make sure you know about the PPO, the court is not likely to rule that you have not been properly served.
I am licensed to practice law in Michigan and Virginia and regularly handle cases of this sort. My answering your question does not establish an attorney-client relationship. You should consult a lawyer so you can tell the lawyer the entire situation and get legal advice that is precisely tailored to your case.
Assume you were properly served and hire an attorney to defend you, a PPO can have very nasty and extensive ramifications.
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