My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Vermont
The physically abusive ex-husband of my partner came to her house and started shouting at her from the street while I was in the house. To prevent him from attacking her I stepped out onto the porch and started video recording him with my phone. He obtained a restraining order citing the fact that I was recording him as evidence that I was monitoring him. In court I admitted that I was recording the argument. The purpose for my recording was out of self-defense.
Is it possible to appeal this decision on the grounds that I was recording him out of self-defense?