If you are accused of violating your restraining order, you can be held in contempt of court. As a restraining order is a serious court order, violations can entail serious consequences. Punishment for the violation can include jail time and often results in a felony or misdemeanor charge. The court retains the right to hold you in jail until your court date, at which time it will be determined whether or not you have actually violated the order.
If you find yourself in this position, do not wait to obtain legal representation. Time is of the essence when addressing and defending your case, as procrastination can mean increased jail time and a weak case when it comes to the court.
When you are facing jail time, you need a knowledgeable, competent lawyer on your side who is able to professionally and aggressively evaluate your case. We make sure we have addressed the questions we know the court will ask, and we seek to protect your rights through the litigation process.
You do not have to fight these charges alone. Your personal freedom is on the line. When you consult with us, we will dig into your case and make you aware of your options so that you can make an informed decision as to how to proceed. Contact us today to get started.