The Protective Order is typically placed on there as part of any resolution in a DV case. If it is a complete stay away order, you can go to the prosecutor try and get the case put back on calendar so the issue can be addressed. It might be easier to wait for the next court date (if there is one) and address it at that time. The judge will have to modify the protective order to permit him to come within a 100 yards of you. Some judges will not do this if they believe he is a serious threat to you.
If the court issued a restraining order based on a criminal case being filed against your boyfriend, it is up to the court to remove it. If a criminal case was filed and an emergency restraining order granted, you should find out if a court hearing regarding the restraining order has been set. If it has, you can show up at the hearing and indicate you do not want it. If the order was made by a judge and there is no further hearing scheduled, you may not be able to get it removed.
You may not be able to remove the restraining order if this was because of a criminal case. Prosecutors will continue the case even where the victim is not willing to testify or go forward. Seek the assistance of a criminal defense attorney for your boyfriend. Public defenders are lawyers who assist people who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. Best of luck! Also, if the order is for him to avoid you, it is for your benefit. If you do not try to enforce it, then you have no worries. He may avoid you though because he will not want to violate the order. Figure out whether it is a criminal case or not though first.
You can make your feelings known at the Court and the District Attorney's office, but you really do not get to make the final decision, unfortunately.
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