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How would I go about getting a judge ordered order of protection dropped in New York?

Wellsville, NY |

The order of protection is in place due to a rape charge against a man that I did not press charges on, but my mother had. There are still more court dates to come and I am not very aware of much of what is going on. I am not yet 17, but I want to know if there is anything I can do.

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I doubt a Judge is going to drop an order of protection in a rape case, especially where you are under age.

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I figured, but I thought I'd ask just to make sure. Do you think there is a possibility of having more of a chance when I do become 17?


Only the judge could vacate the order and I very highly doubt it would happen based on what you describe.


You can try and write the judge but be careful what you say as it may hurt rather than help.
I suggest contacting his attorney!

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