Washington NCO, Temporary Restraining Order & Protection Order Violations Attorneys
Anyone, regardless of their criminal history, can be hit with a protection order or no contact order. However, if you are convicted of violating your PO or NCO, it will go on your permanent criminal record. At the Spokane Law Offices of Christian J. Phelps, we protect the rights of people accused of a restraining order violation. We understand you have your own side of the story, and we will help you tell it to the proper authorities without risking further incrimination.
When Your Future and Freedom Are at Risk
Contact the Law Offices of Christian J. Phelps
When it comes to no contact orders and protection orders, the law is very cut and dry. If a restraining order of any type has been issued against you and is still in effect, you must abide by it, regardless of your current personal relationship with the person who called for the initial order.
A protection order or no contact order can be issued for a number of reasons, including.
- Domestic Violence Charges
- Civil Court Orders
- Separate Provisions of a Divorce
Depending on the specifics of your order, you could be arrested for any number of violations, including being at home, in the car or on the street with the person who is protected by the order. In fact, even if you have the consent of the person who took the order, it is still considered a crime to be in their presence.
Regardless of the original intent of the restraining order, we will protect the rights of all individuals accused of an order violation.
Protection Order, Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) & NCO Violation Consequences
The consequences of a protection order or no contact order violation depend upon a variety of factors, including your prior criminal record and the nature of the violation. However, any guilty verdict will bar you from possession of a firearm. This makes protection order violations especially damaging to hunters, soldiers and law enforcement officers.
If you have been served with a temporary restraining order (TRO) it is important that you contact us and have a lawyer present at your first hearing.
If you have been charged with violating a protection or no contact order, do not try to explain your side of the story without speaking with an experienced lawyer first. There is a strict interpretation of the law and anything you say can be held against you. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.