Allen Protection Order Lawyer
Any time you are subject to a protective order (restraining order) against you by the court you will be given certain restrictions and requirements you will be required to follow. If you fail to abide by the conditions of the protective order then you may be charged with violating of protective order, in Allen a first offense will most likely be charged as a misdemeanor however in certain situations you will be facing a felony crime.
When you are subject to a protective order you’re essentially being instructed by the court to quit undertaking certain behaviors. They are there to safeguard the person that gets a protective order against you, and if you then violate this order, as an example you are caught with a gun, make threats against be protected person, their family members, or are in an area where you know they will be, then any of these situations could place you in violation of that order. If you are accused of violating a protective order in the Dallas or Allen area then contact The Goolsby Law Firm. No matter what the reason is why you may be found in violation of this order.
If you are suspected of violation of protective order you may be arrested without warrant if the police officer on the scene believes you approached or threatened the person that is protected by the order. In addition to this arrest can also be made based on a witness statement, evidence of physical harm to the victim, or your own admission. Subsequent to your arrest if a judge feels you pose a significant risk to the person then you may be held without bail. A protective order is most often granted in cases of domestic violence or stalking to protect the victim from further harm from you. An order of this kind can last for up to 2 years, if during this period you are in jail for a time then regardless of how long this is the order will most likely be valid for up a year after your release.
A first offense of violation of protective order will lead to class A misdemeanor charges being filed against you, these can lead to up to a year in jail, and a substantial fine. If it is your third offense then you will be facing a felony charge, with the resultant harsher penalties that this will bring.
At The Goolsby Law Firm we firmly believe that the state must be made to prove any accusations against you to the fullest extent possible. You should defend yourself against these allegations strenuously and vigorously, as a conviction can affect your life for a long time and in many different ways, it can affect your employment prospects, ability to own a gun, hold certain professional licenses, and many other repercussions, long after any sentence has been served.
If you have been accused of the crime of violation of protective order in the Dallas or Allen area then contact The Goolsby Law Firm to schedule a completely free initial consultation. Complete confidentiality and total discretion is assured at all times.