You may be eligible for a public defender on your criminal case if your income fits the requirements. I hope you apply for one. As to the new protection order, it sounds as if you may have to defend it on your own. The standard is fear of imminent harm, so your grandmother may not be able to meet the burden of proving that a protection order should be granted against you. Bring the protection order that the prior court has granted against your grandmother. Also, testify calmly that you have had no contact with your grandmother in over a year, and that you did not send the letters. The big mistake that people make is to get too angry in court and therefore fail to tell the judge what is really happening. Best of luck to you! If you want to discuss this further, please call me at 303-780-7333.