My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Colorado
I have a friend, a good friend of mine in which she filed a restraining order on an ex-boyfriend. She was talking with this person while the restraining order was in affect and he had responded. One day they got into a fight verbally over text messaging and calls and she made a statement to the police. A few days later, she had called the police stating it was a mistake and clarified it wasn't the boyfriend who was texting her as to not cause trouble.
My friend was emotionally distressed, made a mistake, and called the police offer again leaving voicemails on his line that it was indeed a mistake and to dismiss the statement. About a month later, the order was dismissed and they reunited, became friends and worked it out. However, 6 months later, a warrant for the ex-boyfriend (Friend now) is taken to jail and out on bond for breaking restraining order terms.
What my friend wants to do is not appear as DA subpoenaed her to appear for the hearing for his plea to plead guilty or not. Question: If she doesn't go, will the case be dismissed as this is what she wants. She obviously doesn't want to trouble this person because she dismissed the restraining order, I mean, obviously she doesn't feel any harm from this person. And will she get in trouble for not appearing as she was subpoenaed by the DA?
This is really affecting her mentally, and can't afford a lawyer to represent her. Her main concern is for the sake of her friend, in which she made a mistake, but the law wants to pursue it. Any advise would be much appreciated!