If you took out a no contact order, then you are the petitioner and probably a temporary order was put in place. In order to maintain the order you will need to appear and defend the order or you will lose it. Otherwise the Judge will throw it when you arent there. Also, there will be sheriffs in the courtroom and when you are coming and going they will escort to and from the building to your car. So you do not have to be concerned with this person attacking you or coming within touching distance of you. I've done several of these temporary protective order hearings and would advise that you appear for the hearing.