I’m trying to get a restraining order against my ex boyfriend and his current girlfriend. My ex bf had told me that he broke up with her, and then invited me over so we could talk about a potential relationship between us. I came over, we talked and hung out for a few hours, and then his current gf and 2 of her friends showed up. Her 2 friends blocked the door so I couldn’t leave the room, while his current gf told me she was going to beat my ass and she wanted to kill me. I told them I was going to call the police and he grabbed my phone from my hand. They told me that I was either going to sign my car over to him or they wouldn’t let me leave and they were going to beat me up. At one point I had my purse in my hands and my ex held me down and tried grabbing it. I wouldn’t let go so he drug me across the bed & grabbed my fingers and twisted to get the purse. He then stole my keys out of my purse. I had no choice but to go along with them. They followed me to my house. Told me if went to police they’d ruin my life. Now they are trying to fight the restraining order. I filed a police report & they are trying to switch it around on me. I want to make sure I get this restraining order
If your ex is able to convince the Judge that you are not in immediate danger, the Judge may deny the restraining order. Thus, if the Judge disbelieves your version of events, the Judge may deny the restraining order.
Usually, restraining order cases only involve the testimony of you and the Respondent. Other witnesses may be brought in by you or the Respondent if they can support either of your version of events.
Based upon the allegations in your question, I would expect you to have bruising and other visible signs of assault. I would expect the police to have photographed those bruises. If so, that evidence may be helpful to you.
However, I recommend you hire an attorney. It does sound as though you are in danger. An attorney may be able to assist you at the hearing.
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