If your RO states that she can't come within 100 feet of you, you shouldn't come within 100 feet of her either. Incidental contact is not generally considered a violation.
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I am unaware of your particular facts concerning your reason for your restraining order. If you have valid reasons and the judge does give you such an award, your step-daughter would not be able to come within 100 yards of you. Obviously, it would be inappropriate for you to go within 100 yards of your step-daughter forcing her into a position of being in violation of the Order.
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John N. Kitta
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