Minnetonka Divorce Attorneys
Were you told by a judge that you are supposed to stay away from a certain individual, regardless of where he or she may be? You are not allowed to go anywhere near that person’s house, workplace, or school. You are not allowed to contact the individual in any type of way. You understood what the judge meant when he or she broke everything down for you, but unfortunately, you did not really listen to what the judge said.
You felt like the judge was only giving you a few suggestions of what you should or should not do. The judge gave you several commands in the order of protection, but something made you feel like you could violate the order of protection that was explained to you.
The other person was doing everything in their power to make you feel like everything can go back to normal. The other person wants you to ignore the order of protection. Since that person was the one who needed that order of protection, it wouldn’t be wrong for you to ignore that order of protection, right? This is incorrect.
You should never find yourself in violation of the order of protection that has been put in place. You may not think this, but there are various ways for the District Attorney to prove that you have indeed been in contact with the person you were supposed to stay away from.
What happens if you do violate the order of protection? You will find yourself in handcuffs in a police car. If the judge makes the decision to convict you, you can face many months in jail. If you already have a history and you are convicted of a felony, you can face more than just multiple months in jail.
What Can You Do That Will Be In Violation Of The Order?
- If you have been jailed and make contact with the other person, this will prove that you have violated the order of protection. Inmate telephone calls are recorded so there will be proof that you have contacted the other person.
- Someone calls the police because they have seen you violate the order of protection.
- If you are pulled over by a police officer for a traffic violation or during a traffic stop and the other person is in the vehicle, you will be in violation.
- If a police officer arrives at the other person’s house to make sure everything is fine and you are found in the house, you will be in violation of the order of protection.
- You and the other person make a child during the time the order of protection was in place. This will obviously prove that you had contact with the person you were supposed to stay away from.
- You and the other person are together at your place or her place, he or she calls 911 and informs the police that you are together even though there is an order or protection in place.
- You have angered the other person because of something you have done. The person decides to get revenge by informing the police that you have been in contact with him or her. Even though the other person may have willingly communicated with you or started the chain of communication, you will still be guilty because the order of protection was against you.
We know there are a variety of things that can happen while an order of protection is in place. You may think that it is no big deal and that you can get away with violating it, but it is a big deal. As tempting as it may be for you, you should never violate an order of protection, even if the other person is initiating contact.
Contact us today for more information on an order for protection.