What can happen if someone got a restraining order on you then the next day they met with you and you had no idea that the person had one? 7 Answers as of January 07, 2014

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Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
The restraining order is only valid if it has been served on you and you know of it.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 1/7/2014
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
A restraining order does not become effective until it has been personally served on you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/3/2014
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You are in violation of the order and can be arrested.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 1/3/2014
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
Unless you were served with the restraining order, it has no effect.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 1/3/2014
Ascheman & Smith | Landon Ascheman
Until you are served or notified about the restraining order it generally will not be in effect. You should speak to a criminal defense attorney in your area as soon as possible.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 1/3/2014
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    As long as you did not know, you are ok; however, now that you know, you must stay clear of this individual... even if the person says it's "ok", it is not... not until the restraining order has been removed by the court that issued it.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 1/3/2014
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    You would have to be given notice first. The other person knew of the Order and should not have been in contact with you.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 1/3/2014
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