Penalties for Violating Protective Orders

Protective orders often arise in relation to cases of domestic violence, in which a spouse, partner, or family member claims that another family member has been abusive. These orders mandate a strict no-contact situation between the alleged abuser and abused person, including both physical contact and any communication. Unfortunately, violations of these protective orders can be accompanied by serious penalties.

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, we understand how frightening it can be for anyone in Dallas to face charges of violating a protective order. Fortunately, you are afforded many protections and rights under the law, which a lawyer can help make sure are upheld.

Common Penalties for Violating Protective Orders

Protective orders are designed to prevent an ex-spouse from contacting another person whom they are believed to be a danger to and impose serious legal penalties should the order be violated. Some of the possible penalties include:

  • Fines not exceeding $4,000
  • Jail time up to 1 year
  • Mandatory counseling
  • Mandatory treatment programs
  • Probation

These penalties can have a dramatic effect on a person if convicted of this transgression. Unfortunately, many charges of violating a protective order are made unfairly or without good reason.

Contact a Domestic Abuse Attorney in Dallas

If you are facing charges of violating a protective order, you deserve an attorney who understands what it takes to defend someone against such charges. At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our lawyers have handled such cases before and can help you protect your rights. Call us today at (214) 845-7007 to learn about how we can help you defend against the harsh penalties associated with conviction.

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