Protection Order Violations

Protection Order Violations Defense Attorney

Restraining Order Lawyer in Spokane

If you have been accused of, or even arrested for violating a no-contact order, you need to speak with a defense attorney as soon as possible.  Early intervention and communication with the prosecutor can make a big difference in how your protection order violation case turns out.   You can take advantage of a free initial consultation with an experienced defense attorney by calling our office or using the form below to contact us online.

What is a Protection Order Violation?

There are three elements to a protection order violation:

  • There was a valid and legal order for protection in place
  • The person accused of the violation was aware of the protection order
  • Contact that was specifically prohibited by the protection order was made

If any of these elements are missing from your protection order violation accusation, then we very likely have a good defense.  If all three of these elements were in place, then we will work towards resolving the matter in the best possible way, either through negotiations with the prosecution or by preparing to disprove their case at trial.

Penalties for Violating a Non-Contact Order

Violating a no-contact order is a gross misdemeanor which can, on it’s own carry a jail sentence of up to one year as well as a fine of up to $5,000.  However, if your violation was considered an “act of reckless endangerment or assault, or if the offender has two or more previous convictions on similar violations, you can be charged with a felony.  If you are charged with Felony Violation of a Non-Contact Order, you can be facing up to five years in prison, up a $10,000 fine, or both.

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At the Pacific Defender Law Group, our seasoned legal team knows how to expertly defend and fight against your restraining order violation charges. By obtaining our legal services, you can be confident knowing that we are here to help protect your rights. Let us utilize our effective defense strategies and knowledgeable legal insight to benefit your case.

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