My boyfriend was recently convicted for domestic violence. Obviously the court issued a protection order between us, and he is now facing a Violation of a Protection Order charge. He will be taking it to trial since it's a bunch of crap. The protection order was dropped a while ago and so was the domestic violence charge. But the DA decided to re-open the case as a felony, therefore the protection order was in place again. Neither me or my boyfriend knew about it since the order was dropped before the case was dismissed then reopened again. And no one let us know that there was a protection order like they did the first time. And now I have been served with a subpoena to appear at his trial. So I have a couple questions
1. Does he have a fighting chance since he didn't "knowingly" violate.. the protection order? 2. What will happen if I don't show up to his trial? I know I'll probably go to jail, but will the prosecution still have a good case against him if I don't show up?