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How Can I Avoid Violating My Texas Protection Order?

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In Texas, protective orders are granted with the intention of protecting individuals from abusive and violent partners who are trying to cause harm to them or their family. This type of legal order is ordered by the Texas court to stop any child, spousal or domestic abuse from happening again in the future. This is also known as a restraining order, and it can allow for both temporary (up to 20 days) or general (maximum…
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What Happens If I Violate a Protection Order in Texas?

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Protection orders are civil court orders meant to prevent continuing acts of family violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking. Protection orders are also commonly called restraining orders. Despite being issued by the civil court system, violating a protection order is a criminal offense, with criminal penalties. Violating a protection order is a Class A misdemeanor, which can be punished with a maximum of one year incarceration in a county jail and a maximum fine…
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An Online Database for Protective Orders May Be Coming Soon

If you have had a protective order issued against you in Texas, your name may appear in an online database if a recently filed bill becomes law. State Rep. Brooks Landgraf filed House Bill 2315, known as Monica’s Law, which would allow the creation of a statewide, searchable public database of people who have had protective orders filed against them. It would work like the state sex offender registry. The bill was filed in response…
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What To Do If You’ve Been Charged with Violating a Protection Order

Protective orders serve many different purposes in Texas, but most commonly, you hear about them in terms of domestic violence or stalking. If you are accused of violating a protective order, there are some steps you need to take – and quickly – to help protect yourself from penalties. Intentional violation of a protective order is a Class A misdemeanor, but don’t let the word “misdemeanor” fool you. This kind of crime can result in…
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