Arlington 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 Texas a first offense will most likely be charged as a misdemeanor however in certain situations you will be facing a felony grade crime.
These matters are treated seriously because the act of violating a protective order, involved you disobeying the orders of a judge in a court of law. A protective order is granted by a judge, most often in family violence, stalking, or domestic violence situations to protect the victim from further harm. These orders can last for up to 2 years and if you find yourself in jail, for up to a year after you are released.
Some of the main reasons you may find yourself in violation of protective order are; being caught with a gun near the person protected, making threats against them, making threats against their household members, or being somewhere that you know that they will be, and these can all lead to this allegation. If you find yourself being accused of violating a protective order in North Texas or Arlington area then you should contact The Goolsby Law Firm for help. With two decades of experience practicing law criminal defense attorney Mike Goolsby has the expertise and knowledge required to defend you against this or any other criminal matter.
Violation of protective order can lead to you being arrested without a warrant if an officer believes you went near or threatened a person protected by the order. In these cases arrest can happen based on statements from witnesses, physical evidence of harm to the victim, or your own admission of guilt. Further to these problems, if the judge considers you to be of an immediate threat to the person covered by the order then you will be held without bail. 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 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 violation of protective order in North Texas and Arlington area contact The Goolsby Law Firm for help. As a prior trial attorney with the district attorney’s office Mike Goolsby has the experience needed to successfully defend you in this and any other criminal matter. We offer a completely free initial consultation to discuss your situation, and confidentiality is assured.