You cannot get the restraining order dropped until the next court date, so it depends…
Should I file a restraining order or will it just cause more issues?
I was seeing this guy for almost a year (since last October) well recently I found out he had another girlfriend so one of my old friends decided it would be an excellent idea to create a facebook account under a different name ( to protect myself since he is violent) and tell the other girl that the guy shes been with is also seeing me. Well she did that and it completely backfired. The other girl figured out it was fake and the guy figured out it was me that created it and is livid. He has been destroying my property ( over $3,000 in car damages) and got into my house and tore it apart as revenge for telling his other girlfriend hes also been seeing me. I want to file an ex parte because he threatens to hurt me. He has been violent before but I never made a report. He will call me and tell me hes going to kill me if I don’t drop the other cases against him ( the trespassing and when he damaged my vehicle) and now they have resorted to telling me if I try to get an ex parte order then they will charge me with harassment for making the other profile on facebook that wasn’t mine. ( I didn’t create it a friend did but she already said she will deny it) so I am at loss at what to do.
Get the restraining order. Also call the police and tell them that your ex is trying to intimidate you into dropping charges. Tampering With A Witness is a serious criminal offense.