Irving 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 Irving the first offense will be charged as a misdemeanor in most cases but in certain circumstances you could be facing a felony 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.
If you are accused of violating a protective order in the Irving or Dallas area then contact The Goolsby Law Firm. There are many reasons why you may be found in violation of this order, for example if you are caught with a gun, make threats against the person protected by the order, or their household members, and if you make sure you are somewhere you know that they will be. All of these instances could place you in violation.
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.
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 the Irving and Dallas 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.