Charged with a Protective Order Violation?
Protect Your Future with the Concord Criminal Attorney
As with all court orders, a protective order is especially serious. The
court expects you to follow the terms and conditions of your order for
as long as they are valid. When you don't, or you're accused of
breaking even one part of the order, penalties can quickly escalate and
seriously damage your freedom.
criminal defense lawyers at the firm have nearly a decade of collective experience handling
protection order violations. They are equipped with the resources your
case needs, whether this is your first offense or your third.
What happens if I violate my protective order?
Domestic violence is a common offense in North Carolina and courts seek
to put an end to it by issuing protective orders. These orders restrict
one person from associating with another individual, but all have their
own unique requirements.
A protective order might prohibit an abuser from:
- Visiting the victim's place of employment
- Speaking with the victim, either by phone or in person
- Seeing their children without supervision
- Keeping certain belongings or staying the marital home
- Owning any firearms
- Harassing or threatening the victim
These conditions can be broken in any number of ways and all are equally
destructive. Based on the circumstances surrounding your alleged violation,
the court may charge you with a misdemeanor and require you to spend up
to 12 months in jail. If assault or violence occurs as a result of your
violation, you may be charged with a felony and face increased imprisonment.
At The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C., the attorneys understand
that you may be entirely innocent. Often, people are unaware that a protective
order exists or did not have the extent of their order revealed to them.
The Concord criminal lawyers base your defense on the assumption that
you are innocent until proven guilty.
Don't wait for the court to take action before you do.
Contact the firm today for nearly a decade of legal experience.