My 14 year old son was served with an order of protection that states he raped this 14 year old girl. He says it was consensual. Furthermore he states she asked him if he wanted to lose his virginity and even helped him (ya know) because he was a virgin. He is completely tore up over this. What can we expect?
Presumably your son has only be served with an emergency order of protection, and the matter has a future date before the judge for hearing on the girl's request for entry of a plenary order of protection. A plenary order of protection can last up to 2 years against your son, and affect your son's ability to have contact with this girl but also possibly affect your son's ability to enter certain places or have contact with certain people -- it just depends on the conditions the judge places against your son if the girl prevails on her request for the order of protection. You should absolutely have an attorney represent your son in the order of protection hearing as anything your son testifies to during the hearing can be used against him in an criminal investigation or criminal case. Your attorney would know the appropriate questions to ask the girl at court during the hearing. At the hearing, the girl gets an opportunity to present evidence, which most likely will be her testimony about what happened and the testimony of any other person who has knowledge of what occurred. Your son will then get an opportunity to present witnesses and, if he chooses, testify on his own behalf. Also, it is important to remember that there may be a criminal investigation pending based upon this girl's statements -- as such, it is important to have an attorney represent your son now.
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