Protective Order Violation Attorney in Fort Worth
Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been arrested and charged with violating an order of protection? The Law Office of A. Oliver Hassibi is prepared to protect your rights, freedom, and reputation.
As a Fort Worth protective order violation lawyer with over 15 years of experience, I have a comprehensive understanding of the criminal legal system. I can evaluate your case, determine all of your available legal options, and help you make an informed decision about how to proceed.
Contact us online or call (817) 953-2663 today to get trustworthy legal counsel on your side right away.
What Happens When a Protective Order Is Violated?
Protective orders are legal restrictions put into place by a judge to prevent individuals from engaging in certain activities. The purpose of these orders is to protect victims from threat, assault, or even being in the presence of the offender.
The duration of protective orders is determined by a judge. Typically, an order can last up to two years. If you are serving a prison sentence, the order can last for up to a year following your release.
An order of protection can contain several conditions, including:
- Ceasing hurting or threatening the alleged victim
- Staying a certain distance away from the alleged victim, their home, place of work, or school
- Refraining from any form of communication with the alleged victim
- Giving up any firearms you possess
- Attending a treatment program for anger management or substance abuse
Violating the terms of a protective order can result in severe consequences. First-time offenders are typically charged with a Class A misdemeanor. The penalty for this level of offense is a maximum jail sentence of one year and a fine of up to $4,000. If the offender has two or more previous protective order violations, he or she could be charged with a third-degree felony. This increases the potential jail sentence to between 2 and 10 years.
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With so much at stake, it is essential to build a strong defense with the assistance of a knowledgeable Fort Worth protective order violation lawyer. The Law Office of A. Oliver Hassibi is available 24/7 to provide the aggressive advocacy you need.
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