Los Angeles Protective Order Violation Defense Lawyer
Arrested for Violation of a Protective Order?
Imagine you get into an argument with your loved one. Tension rise, heated words are exchanged and then the cops are called. After being arrested, you find out that now you have a protective order against you. All you want to do is pick up your clothes, but you're not allowed to go near the home you pay rent on every month.
This is the exact situation so many men and women face throughout Los Angeles, which is why having a skilled criminal defense lawyer who understands these issues is so important. Imagine being arrested for simply trying to drive your own car, gather your belongings or visit your children. This is exactly what can happen to you if you commit a protective order violation. Having an attorney on your side who understands the issues and who can provide top notch advice could be the difference between going to jail and walking away with your freedom.
Legal Consequences of Violating a Protective Order
If you intentionally violated a protective order issued by the court, the legal penalties can be severe. Violations are usually charged as a misdemeanor and can result up to one year in county jail and up to a $1,000 fine. If an injury occurred while in violation of a protective order, the legal penalties can be more severe. For example, you fines can be doubled and you will automatically be facing jail time for up to 48 hours in additional to the original sentence. If you are a repeat offender, you fines will also be doubled and you will be facing increased time in jail.
A protective order violation can also hurt your chances in divorce proceedings. If child custody is an issue, the court may use your protective order violation against you.
Contact an Experienced Domestic Violence Attorney
At Eisner Gorin LLP, our criminal defense attorneys work with people from all walks of life who have been charged with protective order violations. Our team takes all domestic violence related charges seriously, and we give it our utmost attention.
We have over 50 years of combined experience working in the criminal courts. This includes a number of years working in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, which gives our lawyers an in-depth perspective into how the judges, police and prosecutors operate. Understand police tactics can go a long way towards being able to successfully defend someone charged with a crime.
For anyone who faces complications due to a domestic violence charge, call our criminal defense firm at 877-781-1570. Our experience, successful track record and in-depth knowledge of the law can be put to work for you today!