Violation of Restraining Orders
Violations of Injunctions in West Palm Beach
Restraining orders, or injunctions, are used in order to protect an alleged victim from contact and the potential for threats or violence on the part of another person. They are commonly issued in cases of domestic violence, but are used against those who are accused of
stalking. There are different types of restraining orders, including emergency, temporary and long-term restraining orders. The order will include specific details about what is expected of you to be in compliance, such as:
- Specifications about a minimum distance that must be maintained between you and the accuser
- Injunctions against contacting the alleged victim by any means, including phone or email
- Details about certain locations frequented by the alleged victim which you must avoid
Deliberate violations of an injunction can result in arrest and criminal charges, but accidental contact is also punishable. The petitioner, or the party who obtained the order, is directed to contact police in the event of a violation under any circumstances. It is vital to take any measures necessary to avoid violating a restraining order. Failure to do so may result in jail time, as well as making it far more difficult to clear any charges against you in a pending criminal defense case related to the restraining order.
Contact a West Palm Beach criminal lawyer who cares!
At my firm, you will be treated with respect and you will receive individual attention for your concerns. If you are subject to a restraining order, injunction or any type of protective order, you may feel that you're up against the state and your accuser, but I am here to help you resolve the situation. My name is Phil Ridolfo, Jr. and I will advise you in any matters regarding your restraining order, including the actions you need to take to avoid a violation and the steps for petitioning the court for a modification or dissolution of the order. If you have been arrested for a violation, I will fight to see your charges dropped.