No-Contact Order and Protection Order Violations
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, the conviction will go on your permanent criminal record. At the Spokane Law Offices of Christian J. Phelps, we protect the rights of people accused of restraining order violations. 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
In Washington, 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 can help protect your rights if you have been accused of a 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 can make 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.
Contact Us Today
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 defense attorney first. There is a strict interpretation of the law, and anything you say could be held against you. For a free initial consultation, contact us via email or by phone at 509-323-2420.