My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Tennessee
I guess obviously, I don't understand the judical system as I once thought I did. I went to court to have my no contact order dismissed. There was no contact and I thought I was certain of that. In court, this person that has the no contact order against me says it has been violated. Judge ask her how. She says because there are some things on the internet said about her. I have proof there is nothing said about her. The judge seems angry and just states that he currently doesn't have an order against the internet but was prepared to write one if necessary. I said no, that wasn't necessary but that the internet said nothing about this person. He doesn't want to see proof and just drops it at that by saying he doesn't want to hear anything about the internet. This person brings up several other things and the judge tells this person that he can't stop me from talking in the streets to people about whatever I want. He then proceeds to say that he is going to put in a double order stating that we should not have contact with each other's immediate family and each to stay away from each other. So what does this mean. There isn't an understanding as to whether the origianl order was violated or not. There was no fine issued. No jail time mentioned or any thing of that nature. Just that he was going to modify the order to a double no contact order. If there was no fine or punishment for the origianl no contact order, shouldn't it be dropped? I know judges can do what they want, but I guess I am confused as to how the system works. How do you know if you violated an order or not? Is there some direct way that you know from the court? The judge seemed so angry I didn't dare ask for a clarification. Any help with your thoughts will be appreciated.