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.
The Concord 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.