I had an anti harassment order issued (civil) against me. I heard through the grape vine that the party's who were granted the order may go back to court for a possible violation that happened 4 months ago. Have they waived there to anything by waiting so long? The violation they would claim is that I didn't leave a store quick enough when they showed up. Have they waived there right because they didn't bring it to the courts attention immediately?
Typically, if there is a violation of a protection order, the police would be involved and the party should have contacted the police 4 months ago when the violation occurred. If the party goes directly to court, the court may ignore the claim and tell the party to make a report with the police. Its up to law enforcement and possibly the prosecuting attorney to decide if criminal charges should be filed with the court. Given the time frame that you mentioned, I believe its not likely that the police would follow through with criminal charges. I would hire an attorney to represent you in court if that party has noted a court hearing for the violation and would definitely obtain an attorney if you receive notice of any criminal charges in the mail.
I do not think that they have "waived" anything but I think that if there were going to do anything that they would have done it by now. I think that you should stay away from the "party" and quit talking to the "grape vine."
They haven't waived anything at this point. Do not have contact with them and don't check up on them through the grapevine! If they contact the State then u get an attorney.
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