Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

A friend of mine was recently charged with a violation of a restraining order (writing a letter to the ex-wife). We were able to have the letter examined by a handwriting expert and it showed (my friend) was not the person who wrote the letter to the person (ex-wife)that has the RO against him. When we went to the scheduled court hearing on the matter, we were told by our lawyer that it was "taken off calendar at the city attorney's request." What does that mean?

Asked on 9/19/13, 4:06 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys


It sounds like the hearing was scheduled in criminal court rather than family court. However, based on what you have indicated, I can't tell if the matter actually got dismissed, or just postponed. I presume that you have asked your attorney? If not, you should.


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Answered on 9/19/13, 5:05 pm

Phillip D. Wheeler, Esq. Phillip D. Wheeler, Attorney At Law

I assume there was either a dismissal or a postponement. Happens all the time. Contact your attorney to see what is going on. If no attorney, contact the Superior Court with the docket number (if you have one).

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Answered on 9/19/13, 5:24 pm
Zadik Shapiro Law Offices of C. Zadik Shapiro

Assuming that it was in the criminal court and assuming that another date was not set it probably means that the case was dismissed.

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Answered on 9/19/13, 8:42 pm

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