Do I have to go to court for a Protection from Abuse (PFA) case against me in Pennsylvania? VIDEO

If you're the defendant in a Protection From Abuse case in Pennsylvania, if you do not go to court, and if the plaintiff is seeking the PFA against you, the court would generally enter a default order against you, meaning that the court would grant the Final PFA, which could last for up to three years against you. The plaintiff could potentially ask for that to be extended beyond the three years closer to the exploration.

The court can also, in certain instances, in all instances, but in certain instances, can and would issue a bench warrant for you if you do not appear at a PFA case. If you're a defendant in a PFA case, it is a serious matter. You would need to appear at court if you're trying to defend against the allegations and if you do not want to find a PFA order issued against you.

Having an experienced PFA attorney can help you best understand and navigate the PFA process, and they should be involved from as early as possible in your case.

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