She found out about it and isn't happy but the thing is she had filed a Protective Order on me weeks prior and I just wanted to have proof that she was still coming to see me regularly and wasn't scared of me at all... I've never laid a hand on her but we HAVE argued a lot over the years and she's filed 3 separate P.O.s on me that have all been dropped. Someone please help w some advice.... besides get AWAY from her!!
Before you do ANYTHING else, read these three suggestions:
1. STOP MAKING POSSIBLY SELF-INCRIMINATING STATEMENTS ON PUBLIC WEBSITES LIKE THIS!!!! The police can -- and probably often do -- monitor what is posted here, and it can be traced back to you and used against you. You just admitted to violating a protective order.
2. GET A GOOD CRIMINAL DEFNESE ATTORNEY NOW!!! You may have heard that a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. However, it's even more true that a NON-lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client and an idiot for a lawyer.
3. DON'T TALK ABOUT THIS SITUATION WITH ANYBODY EXCEPT YOUR LAWYER! Advice you get from anyone else is usually worth what you pay for it.
Having said that, no, you probably won't get in trouble for videotaping your ex-girlfriend. HOWEVER, you WILL get in trouble -- possibly serious trouble -- for violating the protective order.
A protective order prohibits you from having ANY contact with the "protected person." It doesn't matter whether the protected person initiated the contact, agreed to the contact, or even WANTED the contact. YOU are still guilty of violating the order.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, and we've never met, so I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
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