it appears as if an order for protection has been altered but I need to be educated on whether or not it is possible for an Order for Protection to be effective for 11 years when the defendant has a squeaky clean background, even if the defendant didn't show up for the hearing.
Wouldn't there be some sort of follow up on the case at some time during the 11 year period?
The order was placed ultimately as a way for the petitioner to work the system to gain custody of the minor child involved in the case. We believe the petitioner simply added a 1 to the 1 year originally ordered, made copies of the already signed paperwork and hand delivered copies to required authorized personnel and to the defendant. Apparently the petitioner of the order was working for the local legal aid voluntarily and may have used this place of employment to act as an attorney for certain clients and used her knowledge of the law to trick certain clients into believing her to be some sort of paralegal or lawyer. The 11 year order for protection may have been faked. Right??
This is in the State of Washington in the US.