My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Rhode Island.
- Former girlfriend filed a Restraining Order in Rhode Island District Court and I filed a Restraining Order for her in Massachusetts District Court. (Both orders are TRO with permanent hearings scheduled)
- Permanent RO would not affect her career much but I work in the public sector and permanent RO against me can literally ruin my career.
- I do have a ton of evidence to dispute the allegations but my researched showed me that Judges often grant these orders (especially if the defendant is male) just to be safe then sorry.
- I was offered a deal (initiated by other party's attorney), where both parties drop their respective District Court RO orders and get a 'mutual Superior Court restraining orders' instead.
- I was told that the Superior Court RO does not show up in employment/background checks. Is this true?
- Is Superior Court RO somehow better than District Court RO?
- My research showed me that the only difference is that the violation of the DC RO is a crime and the SC RO is a contempt. (I was not able to find information re: SC RO not showing up on background checks) Would you accept this proposal?