Okay, so I have a temporary restraining order (TRO) on my wife. I'm thinking about dropping it. I could turn it into a permanent restraining order since I have a recording of her violating the order, by verbally threatening me multiple times, and assaulting me twice! I got permission from the court to record so I can legally use it. I could use this in court, but I don’t want to put her in jail since this would be shooing myself in the foot financially and would just end up hurting my son and I.
Question: If I drop this case by not showing up to the hearing, and things go south would I still be able to re-file and use this recording? Or that recording would become invalid?
The recording would be become "invalid." However, the Court would see that you did not file for an extension when it happened. Your failure to act, could be used to show you did not fear future harm at the time.
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