After I split up with my boyfriend of two years, I began to get harassed repeatedly. I was threatened and bullied. I had to call the local police several times. I was advised by the local police after the 3rd call to them to file and order of protection. I have a witness that heard some of the threats. I have several copies of nasty facebook posts defaming me. I have over 35 threatening voice mails and several threatening text messages. I did as the local police advised and filed a protection order. When we went to court 2 weeks ago. I brought a witness with me, plus had my electronic evidence in my vehicle until the judge hearing the case gave me the okay to bring my cell phone into the courtroom. He hired an attorney. Before our case was heard, the attorney said we could get this case over today if I was willing to allow him to file an order of protection against me. I did not agree as I had not contacted my ex at all. Our case was heard first. The attorney told the judge I wouldn't cooperate and the judge postponed court until May 8th Today legal aid called and said their case load was too heavy so they couldn't represent me. Court is week from today. What do I do?
If he is threatening you file criminal charges. It sounds like he has the same complaints about you and has filed for a protective order as well. DO NOT go to court without an attorney. Seek counsel from a family court lawyer.
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You have done right so far. You need to go back to court as prepared as you did the last time. I would advise getting the stuff on your cell phone downloaded to a better medium. A medium you can take to court. Pictures need to be printed and copied. Text messages need to be printed and sound recordings need to be converted to mp3. Also the other side has a right to review the material before you offer it as proof.
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