Fort Worth Protection Order Lawyer
If you are the subject of a protective order (restraining order) then you will be required to comply with certain restrictions and other actions stipulated by the order. If you then fail to follow these you can be charged with of violation of protective order, and could face some very serious repercussions. In Texas the first offense will be charged as a misdemeanor in most cases but in certain circumstances you could be facing a felony grade crime.
If you have been served with a protective order then basically you are entering into a binding contract with the court and the judge, to stop you from engaging in certain actions or behavior that will interfere with the person that is protected by the order. If you then disobey this order you are basically disobeying a judge and this is looked upon very seriously indeed.
If you find yourself accused of violating of protective order in the North Texas or Fort Worth area contact The Goolsby Law Firm for help. Regardless of the reason that you have been placed in violation, attorney Mike Goolsby can help you. An accusation is not the end of the road and the state must be made to prove any allegations against you to the fullest extent possible. There are many defenses you can make against this type of charge, and it is important that in any criminal matter you always offer a strong defense.
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.
If you are observed to be in violation of protective order, then you can be arrested without warrant if they police officer present believes that you threatened all went near the person that is protected by the order. Arrest can also be made due to witness statements, or obvious physical harm to the victim, or even if you admit guilt yourself. If the judge considers you to be a threat to the person covered by the order then you will most often be held without bail.
If you are found guilty of violating a protective order then you may face time in jail, fines, and other repercussions. Whilst this will probably be charged as a misdemeanor if it is your first offense, even after your sentence has been served you will find yourself facing some severe consequences. You will be prevented holding a gun license, certain professional licenses, find it difficult to gain employment, rent property, get finance, and other severe detrimental effects to your day-to-day existence. In addition to this you will still be subject to the original protective order.
If you have been accused of violation of protective order in the North Texas and Fort Worth 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.