You should discuss this with his criminal attorney. If he doesn't have one he should get one.
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It is separate action. You can ask the court to vacate it going back to the date of the end of the action.
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I hadn't planned on aswering this question as the previous gentlemen were more or less correct. But, then, I noticed they were all from out of state and can't help you. I also am not convinced you need a criminal attorney. I've, for some reason, ended up doing a couple dozen P.O. Hearings and I don't believe it requires someone with special skills in criminal law. Now, I say that, but I am, more or less, a criminal attorney. I was a prosecutor for five years and am in a unique position to know what the state wants out of this. I feel pretty strongly that we could get it dropped, but that is by no means a guarantee. Listen, I'm sorry, I didn't catch your name, call an attorney. I'm not saying it needs to be me, but you need an attorney. Preferably, someone with knowledge of Orders of Protection AND Criminal Law. Wouldn't hurt either if they did some family law. I wish you the best! If you want to call me to discuss the matter, I won't charge you. My number is on my profile.