Do You Have a Protection Order Entered Against You?

There are many rules to follow for someone who has a protection order entered against them. They need to stay so many feet away from a person and their place of residence. If you are at all in violation of your protection order you can be arrested. Watch as attorney Mike Goolsby explains the details of a protection order and what can be done if you or someone you know is in violation.

Video Transcription

Well, protection orders are basically saying you’ve got to stay away from this person, you’ve got to stay this many feet away from their house, or their job. Basically it tells you what you can’t do. If you do, obviously you’re in violation of that protective order, you can be arrested for it. There are two types of protection orders: one is an emergency protective order. Well that’s typically given after you commit an offense, for example an assault. The person still feels in danger a lot of times they’ll issue a protective order typically it’s gonna be thirty-one to sixty-one days. Somewhere in that ballpark, then there’s just a normal protective order and those are good actually they can be good for up to two years. It’s the same type of situation that got approved that, you know, that they feel threatened by you, that they think you’re going to commit, you know, some kind of bodily harm to them. So basically you got to stay away from people or places and that’s really what those are. Actually their civil orders in usually in this area though they’re issued by the district attorney’s office but they are civil in nature but violation of it is criminal. To speak to a lawyer call us at the Goolsby law firm. Our telephone number’s (972) 394-2141, we’ll get you in for a free consultation.



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