If the Court took testimony and determined that you posed an imminent danger to another party, the County Court would have issued a permanent protection order. It sounds like you want to appeal it. You would appeal it in the same manner as any county court civil order. Forms can be found at the Clerk's Office in the courthouse on Tejon or on the Colorado Judicial Branch's website at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms. Be aware of the time constraints for filing of an appeal, you will need to order a transcript of the hearing and the court's ruling. The El Paso County District Court will be the one deciding the appeal. Understand that an appeal is not an opportunity to reargue the case. The appellate court looks at the transcript to see if the lower court erred in its analysis of the testimony and its application of the law to the facts that the lower court found. The appellate court will not second-guess the factual findings of the lower court. The lower court had the opportunity to actually hear and see each witness testify. So, the District Court will really just be looking to see if the County Court misapplied the law in making the restraining order permanent.
So, you have the appellate route. Also, 4 years after a permanent restraining order is in existence, you have the ability to file a motion to set it aside. The form for that can be found on the same cite that I mentioned above.
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