My ex girlfriend once put a temporary pfa out against me after we broke up. In it she claimed she was abused, physically, emotional, verbally etc in order to get it. We both knew it was a lie, and in the end we agreed to a consent agreement to not talk and see each other for a year. For me that was a win, as I was young, could not afford a lawyer at the time, and definitely did not want to take the chance of the judge ordering a Final PFA. A year and a half later, I'm getting ready for a Federal Background check and I know I have to disclose it, and I remember the PFA saying she filled a police report, but the cops never coming to talk to me. After obtaining a copy of the report, and I'm glad the officer wrote this, but she stated that I only tried to grab the keys from her, she and the officer noted there were no physically marks, she said she was looking for a way to get out of our lease and wanted it documented. The officer, I don't know why, suggested a PFA, and she said that she was not afraid of me hurting her. All of this was said the day before she filed the temp PFA. I've gone to the court house and they aren't willing to help me get this removed.
I'm going to move your question into the Domestic Violence Law section of AVVO. If there aren't any answers soon, maybe a Criminal Defense lawyer can answer for you. There is a lawyer directory on AVVO -- look for lawyers in your area in the directory and give a couple a call to see what can be done.
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In order to request that the court expunge this PFA, you'll need to file a petition and appear in court. If your ex girlfriend would agree to the expungement, you'll be fine. Otherwise, it may be more difficult, particularly since the order is fairly recent. I urge you to consult with a attorney experienced in PFA and/or criminal work to discuss this in detail.
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