Please be advised this is not to be considered legal advice. Whereas I am an attorney in Florida and I cannot give specific legal advice without establishing an attorney/client relationship and obtaining further information.This can be very detrimental to your future if not handled properly. This is not a criminal matter and you do not get a public defender to protect your rights. I have been successful in obtaining a complete dismissal at the hearing for a permanent restraining order by clearly establishing that the order is unfounded and lacks a sufficient evidentiary basis. An attorney should be consulted immediately to represent you and to insure that your rights are protected.
Loss of the ability to bear arms, having a "violence" matter on your permanent record and losing guaranteed rights of freedom of association are all possible outcomes if this is not handled correctly and the petitioners allegations of fear and/or of injury are determined to have sufficient a basis by the court.