Restraining Order Violation
When a restraining order (a civil court order) is violated, it is considered contempt of court, and as well a criminal charge. This occurs when someone intentionally ignores the order that was issued by a Florida judge to stay away from the person who initially issued the order against them. These violations in Fort Lauderdale are criminal and punishable by both prison time and possible fines. This makes hiring a Florida criminal defense attorney who is skilled in representing individuals with restraining orders violations important. Conviction of this kind can cause you to lose custody of your kids, to lose your job, and to find a place to live in a certain area.Penalties for Violating Restraining Orders in Florida
If you’ve been accused of violating a protective injunction, you could be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor. This could lead to up to one year in county jail and up to $1,000 in fines. If you’ve been accused of committing a separate crime such as domestic violence or stalking while violating your order, you could face harsher penalties associated with the crime you’ve been charged with.
When you violate a restraining order (called an injunction in the State of Florida), depending on the allegations, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. A criminal defense attorney from Lowry Legal can explain your rights and the process ahead as well as represent you in all proceedings.
You can challenge protective orders, but not immediately after it was issued. In turn, you can challenge the facts of the case. Many people do this as active restraining orders can show up on a background check that may jeopardize someone’s ability to get certain jobs. Our Florida lawyer can explain this process and determine if this is a viable step for you to take.Contact a Professional Lawyer Today for Legal Representation
Whether you or someone you love has been accused of violating a protective order, you should know that it’s important to hire a lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner that our Florida law firm is involved in your case, the better it could be for you. We offer free consultations to new clients where we discuss your case and offer ideas for possible defense strategies. Some of these defenses can include false accusation, lack of knowledge of the order or lack of intent (weren’t aware the order was even issued). To schedule a confidential phone consultation with a professional lawyer from a Florida law firm today, call Lowry Legal at (954) 908-6222.